A small number of RPK's we have received and graded, these are very limited quantities and have become very difficult to source. Our last batch of RPK's was received in April 2021 and sold out in December 2021! This batch of RPK's is significantly smaller and quantities are limited.
*We have removed our hand select fee from these kits. We will still perform a hand select year request at no additional fee, but CANNOT offer any guarantees due to low inventory. If you have a request, place it in the checkout comments and we will do our best to fill it!
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!
1964 Matching: These are incredibly hard to find first year production kits, guaranteed to have at least the bolt, carrier, and trunnion to have matching numbers.
1964 Non-Matching: First year production kit, will have a 1964 trunnion, but other parts may not be matching. Amount of matching numbers varies from kit to kit, so there are no guarantees regarding numbers in this grade apart from the Trunnion.
CAT II All Matching: CAT II kits were issued but are still in excellent condition, standing apart from other matching kits with their excellent finish. We guarantee matching bolt, bolt carrier, dust cover, gas tube and trunnion.
CAT II Non-Matching: CAT II kits were issued but are still in excellent condition, standing apart from other matching kits with their excellent finish. This grade has the nice finish of a CAT II kit, but is not all numbers matching. Amount of matching numbers varies from kit to kit, so there are no guarantees regarding numbers in this grade.
Matching Numbers: We guarantee matching bolt, bolt carrier, and trunnion. Other parts may match but cannot be guaranteed. Finish may range from BFPU grade or better, but less than CAT II grade.
BFPU Non-Matching: These may have minor issues such as finish wear, missing the bipod clamp, bipod spring, damaged bipod feet, front sight post tweaked in, and typical battlefield issues like cracked upper handguards. These rifles were 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. We recommend choosing this grade for those who are experienced with repairing parts, almost every front sight has been observed to have damaged ears.
*Auto rate reducer, reducer spring, curved sear, trip spring, and 3rd pin removed for kits going to the following states:
As described! All matching numbers and is very good condition. Slight tool marks from demilling from the factory, but at bad at all.
The kit looked awesome, good patina on the whole kit and the barrel matched the look, barrel pressed in great (purchased with kit) and kit included barrel pin. The kit loses 1 star due to cracked front handguard (top) split from front to back and the fact it was missing the bipod spring and the description doesn't say anything about possibly missing parts. Stock and lower handguard look and feel great. Kit was removed from old parts as shown and went together fairly smoothly even with subpar tools. Would recommend.
Nice kit, wood was so so, every thing else was decent
The kit i received was like it has been sitting in a weapons crate for 40 years. There was absolutely no wear or signs that the gun had been used or even shot! I bought the non headspaced kit because I did not want to wait 10-13 weeks. Make sure you check your exact kit that suites your needs and abilities!
Excellent parts kit, they hooked me up with a early kit from 1965 that was all matching minus the gas tube. Own several RPKs but didn’t have one from this era with the OG bipod. AOA rocks!
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!