View Full Version : Where to get an RPK kit?
Where's the best place to get an RPK kit?
I know K-Var has them, but at $600 that's out of my range.
Does IO still have any?
Are they worth it?
I missed out on a NHM-91 at a local shop & am looking for more options.
11-23-2003, 08:18 AM
io's kits, if they have any remaining, are well hammered romanian ones. the bbls. are shot out on every io kit that i've seen.
basically, the only kits that i know of, that are worth buying, are the current rpk-74 kits that k-var is selling.
Here's an idea someone should price out: Buy the parts individually and have a barrel made. An AK kit for $100, RPK wood for $39, a rear sight ($??), OOW receiver for $60, and have a barrel made for (and I'm guessing here) $200. I started with one of CampyBob's shot out I/O kits and had Meeper build a 5.45x39 RPK. A photo is posted in the RPK section. I think the total, built, price was less than a KVar kit. OK, I'm forgetting the US parts. Add about $50 more for FSE h/s/d, pistol grip, and piston. OK, another thing you wouldn't have is the heavier RPK trunion but you probably need to lose that anyway with any current stamped receiver. Bipod? I/O had new ones for $20 or 30.
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