~ A New Specification RPK (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova) Light Machine Gun ~
The weapon is stamped with the serial number UA0197 and dated 1982.
~ Dimensions ~
The gun is 40.5 inches (103cm) in overall length, with the barrel measuring 22.5 inches (57cm).
~ Condition ~
The gun comes with deactivation certificate dated 10 Dec 2008, it can be cocked and dry fired.
Condition wise, some wear to the woodwork, particulary to the barrel cover. The metalwork is in decent order, the grip is complete.
~ The RPK ~
The RPK (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova) or "Kalashnikov hand-held machine gun") is a 7.62x39mm light machine gun of Soviet design, developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in the late 1950s, parallel with the AKM assault/battle rifle. It was created as part of a program designed to standardize the small arms inventory of the Red Army, where it replaced the 7.62x39mm RPD light machine gun. The RPK continues to be used by the armed forces of countries of the former Soviet Union and certain African and Asian nations. The RPK was also manufactured in Bulgaria and Romania.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £20 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.