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Posted: 2/4/2006 4:13:03 PM EDT
Hope this isn't old news, but Century and SOG have these offered now in their dealer catalogs.
CAI is listing $519.87 new condition
Lost my SOG catalog but their price was similar. Maybe somthing like 499.99?

AES-10 rifle (Romanian RPK)
7.62x39
Bipod
Scope rail
Integral carry handle
23 1/8" barrel
41 1/2" overall

Magazines not included
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:08:02 PM EDT
It is not a Romanian RPK, it is a SAIGA rifle with RPK furniture and bipod added. AThe barrel is a little shorter (4" maybe?) and much thinner in profile than a 'real' Romy RPK.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:22:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dawg180:
It is not a Romanian RPK, it is a SAIGA rifle with RPK furniture and bipod added. AThe barrel is a little shorter (4" maybe?) and much thinner in profile than a 'real' Romy RPK.



Hmmm, probably the reason why they have scope rails and I noticed the barrel was really thin. So what's the story on them, are they any good?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:38:12 PM EDT
Given the AES-10 model number, I put my money on it being Romanian. I just don't see them selling converted Saiga's.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:50:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 6:57:59 PM EDT by Q-gunner2]
CIA Romanian RPK

And...

Romanian soldier with RPK

They look pretty much the same to me... the barrel on the CIA model does not have the ring on it and looks a little thinner, but its probably because its farther back than the RPK shown by the soldier. The length and everything else is the same, even the bi-pod legs. The sad thing is that they used a WASR gas block, so there is a bayo lug whoops, that's the cleaning rod retainer, just took a second look... my bad.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:54:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 6:55:12 PM EDT by Q-gunner2]
Please delete, moderator.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:12:50 PM EDT
Yeah, but where's the bulge in the trunion on this new model? Again, my bets are just a Romanian WASR with a long barrel. Good for them for offering variety.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:18:36 PM EDT
What do you refer to? Maybe my graphics card is crappy, but the CIA pic looks too grainy to see what the reciever looks like.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:35:07 PM EDT
From their description, they refer to it as RPK styled furniture. It ain't a real Romanian RPK. It has no ferrule in the middle of the barrel between the front sight and the rear sight block for the cleaning rod and thebarrel is too skinny. Front sight doesn't look right either. Can't tell if it has a bulged front trunnion. My guess is that it is an AK made up to look like an RPK.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:48:05 PM EDT
The Ferrule is the circular thing I was talking about, sorry for the lack of the real word... the reason I think it's missing that is because of the ATF barrel ban. That may be an RPK kit, but made with a US barrel due to the ban.

Just hopefull.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:01:45 PM EDT
The only way to definitely ID it would be to see one in the flesh. Before I'd shell out $520 I'd like to see one first. Not a picture.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:12:49 PM EDT
rpk
www.cfpeople.org/military/092003/rpk.jpg
not rpk
www.centuryarms.com/store/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=9&newsdesk_id=6
Rpks have hvy barrel and trunnin bulges..
the other rifle does not ad says rpk styled rifle..
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:36:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 6:27:01 AM EDT by JorgWalther]
That is a FrankenRPK..that is not a real RPK.



Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:20:04 AM EDT
A WASR with a long barrel

They should call it RPK like, not a RPK

FREE




Originally Posted By yagermeister:
rpk
www.cfpeople.org/military/092003/rpk.jpg
not rpk
www.centuryarms.com/store/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=9&newsdesk_id=6
Rpks have hvy barrel and trunnin bulges..
the other rifle does not ad says rpk styled rifle..

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 2:28:00 PM EDT
I don't know anything about this "RPK", but I despise CAI with a passion. I've seen guns so poorly made that it renders me totally speechless.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 11:46:39 AM EDT
The one I saw in the Century Flyer has a 90 degree gas block instead of the standard AKM type Romanian gas block. I would be interesting on the actual origin of this one.
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