Kovrov Arsenal RPD Rifle Kit
- Russian RPD Parts Kit
- Kovrov Arsenal Symbol
- Used Military Surplus
- NRA Rated Good or Better
- Ultra Rare Kits, limited quantities
- Includes all parts and accessories as shown: Drum /w links, Drop Bag, Drum Pouch, Cleaning Rod, Cleaning Kit, Sling, Oiler (style may vary)
The Soviet RPD light machine gun was created in the second world war when the Red Army wanted to introduce a machine guns that could fire the M43 intermediate cartridge, which is used by the SKS carbine. After a series of competition trials, the RPD was selected as the winner. V A Degtyarev designed it and based its action on his successful DP light machine gun. Degtyarev was able to replace the DP 'pan' magazines with a belt-feed mechanism that used 100-round belts due to the lighter ammunition. This greatly increased the firepower potential of Soviet infantry units. These kits sport the ARROW in an OVAL at the top of the cover. This indicates that it was made in Russia's Kovrov Arsenal. The kits have several other interesting markings and can vary from kit to kit. These are super rare and collectable kits and have not been available in the US for quite some time. These were recently located tucked away in a warehouse here in the US and we were fortunate enough to be able to obtain a small number to offer to collectors.
Kovrov symbol guaranteed other markings will vary NRA rated Good or Better. Sorry no special or hand select offered.
Does not include receiver or barrel.
Regarding shipping, please Note
To ensure delivery and prevent fraud:
- All kits are shipped FedEx Express, Signiture Required.
- Due to shipping method, shipping cost is fixed at $70
- All orders MUST have matching billing and shipping addresses, we will NOT ship orders that do not contain matching addresses.
- The Credit Card billing address must match your card.
- Sorry there will be no Layaways offered.
Condition Standards for Antique/Surplus Firearms (As defined by the National Rifle Association)
- FACTORY NEW- all original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.
- EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; unmarred wood; fine bore.
- FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood, good bore.
- VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms.
- GOOD- some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or reblued; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
- FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or reblued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.
- POOR- major and minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated; wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm.
Acceptance of NRA Condition Rating
By purchasing this surplus item you acknowledge that you have read and understand the NRA Rating System for surplus items as defined by the National Rifle Association outlined in the product description.The NRA Rating system provides a nationally recognized standard to judge the surplus condition. Please make sure you have reviewed the condition rating and the NRA rating list posted in the item listing.Any returned surplus items that fall within these ratings will be subject to our return restocking policy.