We finally received a small batch of the highly desirable Romanian Md 1964 RPK's!
These rifles were purchased overseas complete and demilled by an actual Military arsenal. The years on these kits range from mid 60's and up, and can offer hand select option for specific years, as inventory permits. This is a light machine gun kit only missing the barrel and receiver. You will still need rivets and other small 922r parts to legally build it back up.
*NOTE: Non-Matching kits do NOT include a cleaning rod. All other kits will come with an RPK length cleaning rod!
Non-Matching: These may have minor issues such as finish wear, missing the bipod clamp, front sight post tweaked in, and typical battlefield issues like cracked upper handguards. We do not check for matching numbers.
Mostly Matching: We guarantee matching serial numbers on the bolt, bolt carrier, and trunnion. These rifles were hand selected by our agent out of a lot of Cat 3/Battlefield Rifles so expect parts and furniture to show wear similar to our Military Battlefield Md 63's. That could include carvings in the stock sets/trench art, rust, finish wear, dents/dings in the dust cover, tweaked front sight posts pushed inwards, and cracks in the upper hg. The rifles we received are still in fully functional condition and our selection was focused on selecting rifles perfect for builds that still have a long life ahead.
100% Matching: We guarantee matching bolt, bolt carrier, dust cover, gas tube and trunnion.
CAT II: We guarantee matching bolt, bolt carrier, dust cover, gas tube and trunnion. CAT II kits were issued but are still in excellent condition, standing apart from other matching kits with their excellent finish
Haven't put it together yet, but was extremely pleased with what I received. Not covered in cosmoline, furniture was in excellent condition. I expect this to turn into a beautiful gun. I paid the couple extra bucks for the expidited shipping and it showed up fast, so good on Arms of America for that. If I had more disposable income, I would gladly order another one.
I ordered the 100% matching kits, some minor differences between the kits most likely older model to a slightly newer. That was cool to see.
not truly 100% matching, as I got different recoil springs and safety selector from the rest of numbers on the parts. And different sights/ no windage adjust knob on the one.
Still these are good kits, just not too enthused with the issues to deal with 100% matching.
1st one I’ve built . All was great for a 1965 RPK. No complaints . It’s 55 yrs old . And according to the lvl. I purchased . Awesome hope to get another one before they sell out .
Super happy with my hand select 1969 kit. Couldn't be happier. Kit is barley used. Now waiting for AOA to get some barrels!
So being "El Cheapo", I went with the simple, basic non-matching BFPU grade. The kit I received is pretty typical of BFPU milsurp. Mine actually has two different groups of matching serial numbers (minus the recoil spring), indicating that one rifle's remains were used to repair the other. Wood has a bit of laminate separation with the usual scuff marks. Overall a very cool piece of kit at the price, a shame about the lack of a cleaning rod, though.