Polish Radom RPD 7.62x39 Light Machine Gun Parts Kit w/ 100rd Drum

SKU:
35355
$1,399.00 - $1,599.00
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Polish Radom Circle 11 RPD belt fed Light Machine Gun Parts Kit w/ 100rd Drum. Own a piece of rare history at one of the best prices we have seen in a long time. 

These kits range from NRA Good to NRA Excellent Condition (Hand-select orders receive a very good to excellent Condition Kit). NRA Good kits do show rust and pitting on the gas piston and other small parts from storage. The furniture color will vary slightly from each kit. Due to the collectibility of these kits they were flown into the USA and then carefully demilled. This means customers will be able to purchase a barrel and receiver to rebuild/restore this light machine gun in 922r legal format!

The lower assembly, bolt carrier, and top covers on most of these are stamped/serialized. Some kits have no serial numbers on certain parts. Others have serial numbers on 6 or 7 parts electropenciled or stamped into them. The kits we have looked at all appeared to be matching numbers (etched or stamped), or no numbers. But we are not guaranteeing anything due to the special price we have on these. 

Produced at the famous Circle 11 Factory with the circle 11 proof marks!  

Missing barrel and receiver. It's possible it could be missing small pins or springs

**Drum will be removed for orders shipping to mag ban states!

History

Work on the RPD weapon commenced in 1943. Three prominent Soviet engineers were asked to submit their own designs: Vasily Degtyaryov, Sergei Simonov and Alexei Sudayev. Among the completed prototypes prepared for evaluation, the Degtyaryov design proved superior and was accepted into service with the Soviet armed forces as the 7.62 mm Ручной Пулемёт Дегтярёва, PПД (RPD, Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova or "Degtyaryov light machine gun") model 1944. Although the RPD was ready for mass production during the final stages of WW2, large scale delivery of the weapon did not begin until 1953. During the Vietnam War, the RPD served the Vietcong as their standard light machine gun.

After the introduction of the Kalashnikov-pattern support weapons, such as the RPK and PK machine guns in the 1960s, the RPD was withdrawn from most first-tier units of the former Warsaw Pact. However, the RPD remains in active service in many African and Asian nations. Apart from the former Soviet Union, the weapon was manufactured in China (as the Type 56 LMG), Egypt, North Korea(Type 62) and, since 1956, Poland.

Reviews

  • 5
    Good grade rpd

    Posted by Ed fitz on Oct 6th 2023

    I thought it was going to be pretty beat up but I got a amazing kit there was only lite surface rust under the wood grip but thats common no pitting I also liked how they pushed out all the barrel pins so it was easy to pull off everything right away I just finished building it on a dsa receiver it turned out amazing the only hard part was drilling pins in the lower for the semi auto trigger parts