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Posted: 2/15/2006 7:35:19 AM EDT
I have heard that AK varients built on Hesse recievers OR built by Hesse are no good. Shoty welds rather than rivets, poor finish, and prone to crack or failure. Is this true or was this just a few bad cases with an early run or somthing? I am looking at a few RPKs right now, one of them built on a 7.62 Hesse reciever. Price seems reasonable, but are is it a safe bet with a Hesse heart? Anyone on here own/fire any of them?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:36:16 AM EDT
Forgtot to note, I did a board search over the last 30 days on "Hesse" and didnt come up with any results. If I should be looking for "Hess", my mistake!
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:00:47 AM EDT
One of the moderators here had a Hesse receiver on an RPK I believe and it was so twisted it would not function.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:03:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 8:08:54 AM EDT by Mak]

Originally Posted By sgt5th:
Forgtot to note, I did a board search over the last 30 days on "Hesse" and didnt come up with any results. If I should be looking for "Hess", my mistake!



You must not have searched too good ak47.net/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=64&t=82457


www.ak-47.net/ak47/hesse47.html


Found it, go check out the pictures
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:16:23 AM EDT
hesse/vulcan in general SUCKS
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:30:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:19:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:01:51 PM EDT
If the weapon was built by Hesse, then it's crap. If the only thing on the weapon is a Hesse receiver, and the weapon was not built by Hesse, then it might just be ok. Check it over real good, especially the rivets, and for cant, and for parts fitting together properly. Test fire if possible, 2-3 mags worth.

OJF
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:07:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:04:07 PM EDT
You guys know Hesse and Vulcan are two different companies....


...right?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:37:02 AM EDT
Hesse changed their name to Vulcan... so technically same company
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 11:45:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By triage1998:
Hesse changed their name to Vulcan... so technically same company hr


No, they didn't. They're made by completely different people.

I was talking to a guy at a local gunshop about this (Barcus and Sons, Norwalk, Ohio) and he said he knew the people who made/sold vulcan personally and they weren't to be confused with Hesse.

I could be wrong, and I suppose he could be lying, but that's what I've heard. Feel free to give 'em a call and ask about it.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:28:49 PM EDT
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