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Old 07-24-2018, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default New RPK offering from Atlantic

Bfpu Romanian kit on green mountain chrome lined barrel and Morissey receiver. Priced at $900 which seems reasonable. Thoughts?

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Old 07-24-2018, 09:06 AM   #2
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:24 AM   #3
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Looks ok, historically I believe only the RPK 74 would have a side rail.

If they were to market an RPK 74 people would be breaking their fingers off trying to get out their wallets.

I would buy from AF again if I were in the market for one. Would have been better if they had used a Childers receiver.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:45 AM   #4
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Just as a side note I recently sent my AoA Romy kit off to get built and that will end up costing me a tad over $1300. Hand select all matching on a Childers correct receiver, GM chrome barrel and built by a trusted pro.

So these are a good value.
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That’s a good price.

I really like the RPK. They really are super rifles. The perfect gun to have on the shtf zombie Toyota Tacoma turret mowing down hordes of Libtard tranny faggots minions, and antifa ninja wannabes foot soldiers.

I really wanted an RPK for several years. It seemed there weren’t any rpk’s around for a while. I should have gotten one of the many AES-10B’s that sat at Classic as “Sniper AK-47’s.” At that time I didn’t have a lot and thought it would be best to have a simple n pap and wasrnal in case Obama used the new secret police army for door to door gun confiscation.
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I really wanted an RPK for several years. It seemed there weren’t any rpk’s around for a while. I should have gotten one of the many AES-10B’s that sat at Classic as “Sniper AK-47’s.” At that time I didn’t have a lot and thought it would be best to have a simple n pap and wasrnal in case Obama used the new secret police army for door to door gun confiscation.
Your not alone, I missed the AES-10B boat too. Given the price of a kit, barrel, receiver and building it the price is fair. I do hope that Atlantic has some luck in getting Cugir to send us some more AES-10b's however.
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Looks ok, historically I believe only the RPK 74 would have a side rail.
Atlantic puts side rails on most of, if not all, its AK types.

For some reason, people must put a scope on their AKs.
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:07 AM   #8
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I understand its a marketing thing for them.

I have RPKs both with and with out side rails.

If it had been me I would have said leave the rail off and drop the price by $40 maybe.

I picked up an M72AB1 RPK UF from Sweaty Ben recently in part because it did not have a rail which is correct for that rifle.

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Folks we understand your thoughts on the side rail but far more clients ask for the scope rails on the guns than do not . Most would rather have the option than not & we are simply trying to meet the request of the consumers.
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We are talking about a US built RPK so right off the bat it's not "correct". I like the scope rail and would rather have it even if I don't use it
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For someone who always wanted a RPK how would these compare to a AES-10B?
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The perfect gun to have on the shtf zombie Toyota Tacoma turret
Do... do you actually have a turret mount for a Tacoma?

Because I would LOVE to know where to get one for my Tundra lol.
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How would one go about making a turret ring?

Asking for a friend......
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Folks we understand your thoughts on the side rail but far more clients ask for the scope rails on the guns than do not . Most would rather have the option than not & we are simply trying to meet the request of the consumers.
Any chance we get these in 5.45 and also not BFPU?

Also I won’t buy an AK without a scope rail unless I plan to mod it, collectability be goddamned
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Any chance we get these in 5.45 and also not BFPU?

At time the Romanian Military has not been releasing anything other than the 762 x 39 RPK.
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This. I want this. I'm pretty sure I can get the wife to OK it... Where do I get this?
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For someone who always wanted a RPK how would these compare to a AES-10B?
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Looks ok, historically I believe only the RPK 74 would have a side rail.

If they were to market an RPK 74 people would be breaking their fingers off trying to get out their wallets.

I would buy from AF again if I were in the market for one. Would have been better if they had used a Childers receiver.
Using a childers receiver would be nice the price of the offering would go up by at least $100 to $150. The Morrissey receivers are very good in my experience, I have 4 built on their receivers including one RPK.
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:30 PM   #21
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Hmm.. I never knew that my old ComBloc factory built AES10B wasn’t historically correct. Shit, guess I’ll keep mine anyway, side rail, carry handle and all.

Pfft, what a bunch.
Those rifles were built for the uS commercial market and have no real historical context. It is how ever a nice upgraded RPK style rifle, I have one as well.

I can not confirm or deny that it has ever had a scope on the rail.
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I think the side scope rail is the best method of mounting optics to an ak

+1 for Toyota trucks with turrets in the coming shtf between us and the hordes of Libtards

I think an RPK is the best Toyota truck mounted weapon
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Here is a picture of the Romanian RPK Rifle built on the MD 64 Kits.

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Old 07-24-2018, 05:56 PM   #25
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You guys should bundle a Toyota ring mount and a PKM together.

That would be the titties.
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Atlantic, I would step in and defend your choice of including the scope rail, but I am now mad at you for not letting me know new RPKS were in!

hehe....

Go, No-Go, no problem with your AES10B's historically inaccurate scope rail....just grind those rivets down and pop that ugly thing off the side.


OK, being serious, not really sure how someone can say the AES10B has 'no' historical value. First off, many of them are built from original military PM-64 LMG kits, just reassembled on a semi-only receiver but still at the original Cugir factory, who has been producing firearms for a very long time.
And of those, many were serial matching kits too.
Putting that aside, the AES10B is the most correct/authentic semi RPK type to be imported into the USA, at least aside from a few rifles from Molot like the VEPR 1V and FIME RPK-74.
So if the AES10B isn't historical, then other civilian imports aren't either. So sorry Valmet M78 or Maadi ARM or Polytech Legend; you don't have a place in firearms history haha.

The AES10B is one of the best Kalashnikov type rifles to come in. Aside from the whole original RPK BS, more importantly it is very reliable, durable, well assembled, durable, accurate for what it is, and durable....did i mention it is durable? Like the VEPR, it was originally designed to be used as an LMG, fired on automatic and beat around for several decades by 18 year old conscripts.
Not saying an American civilian can't break one, just that it would really take a hardcore effort to do so.

But the AES10B is gone, and as long as Century has Cugir imports by the short & curlies, it is unlikely that we will see any more, any time soon.

So the next best thing are the PM-64 kits, which we have thanks to Arms of America. Sad that those beautiful 23" HBARs had to be chopped up, but take that up with the US gov't. Not Romania or AofA's doing there.
Earlier Green Mtn RPK barrels weren't made with the right profile, at least not exactly. There were some dimentional issues. They were still useable but mods had to be done during the build process.
We have AofA again to thank for providing GM some new, updated Romie PM-64 RPK specs, so newer barrels are made much closer to the original and chromelined too.
I have these in my Russian RPK and RPKS builds, and while of course I'd prefer original barrels, these GMs will do. For me, the chrome is the key factor.

A good friend of mine, who helps with the youtube from time to time (not jay but someone else you folks might get to meet soon), had me order him a headspaced PM-64 kit and Morrissey receiver from AofA. It came in and was nice and friend has been very content with the rifle he built from the parts. The Morrissey receiver seems gtg to me, and while I understand people wanting a Childers, really I am not sure that the extra $100 gets you much more on something like this, aside from bragging rights? I understand more wanting a Childers for a Polish or other AKM build, because those shells are imported from Poland and are made on old original tooling.
But with Childers RPK receivers, i think those are all stamped out in the USA right? or am I mistaken? If so, sorry. I've not looked too much into their RPK stuff as I've not needed to build such a rifle in awhile.

If a person can find an AES10Bfor a decent price, I'd definitely go with it over the Atlantic PM-64 build. However, if they can't, really the AF gun is the next-best thing. At least you get a lot of orig military parts, a chromelined barrel, and a proper 1.5mm receiver. Remember, Morrisseey is basically Nodak Spud. Yeah there are some differences, but even more similarities. This line of reasoning was how i decided to get my Russian RPKs from Legion-USA. Of course I'd have prefered a true factory built import, but such a thing just isn't available.

As to the scope rail, I've been known to be a stickler for historical details now & again myself. Shocking I know hehe =), but really AF made the right call here. Keep in mind Cugir has put rails on pretty much all of their semi autos sent over here too. It is just a good decision as many people don't like using irons, and AK irons can be particularly difficult for some people to use. Top that off with the simple fact that many will want to use the rifle as a bit of a casual target gun because it has a heavy long barrel and attached bipod. So they'll want an easy way to attach an optic.
And if the rail reallybugs someone, they can just remove it and re-rivet.

As to a 5.45x39 Romanian PM-93 RPK74 rifle or parts kit, trust me I've been pestering AofA to make something happen there for a couple years now.
If such a thing appears, I'll be first in line to pick it up.
Also, I'd not say no to a 5.45x39 Draco or similar Romie pistol...just sayin'

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if the rail reallybugs someone, they can just remove it and re-rivet.
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-OR- just include it with the extras the rifle ships with, then you have the option of adding it if you like.
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+1 for Toyota trucks with turrets in the coming shtf between us and the hordes of Libtards

I think an RPK is the best Toyota truck mounted weapon
I agree with this. Just need a person down below to hand drums up.
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If you are going truck mount belt fed is way to go.

In a pinch the sunroof works, just dont get hung up going out or back in.
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If you are going truck mount belt fed is way to go.
Agreed. This is what I have in mind for my 1919's but with some armor plating to protect the people in it:


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Good point. I just see the vehicle at some point being disabled and having your mounted weapon become a dismounted weapon that also eats from the same drum/mag you and your buddies AK does, just sounds better in my SHTF fantasies.
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And sold out

Do you guys plan on getting more in stock?
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Everybody's bitching about scope rails, you're all lucky it didn't come with one of these:



Also Romy 5.45 RPK's, Atlantic, PLEASE get some of these in, especially that PKM shoulder thing that goes up buttstock

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Romarm is like most any exporting firearms company.
They have a variety of options for their AK pattern firearms. If the customer wants the optics rail, certain handguard type (a hardwood palmswell or dong on an AKM) or a carry handle on a AES10B etc., it is just part of the options offered.
Selector markings and sidefolder differences as well.
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Do you guys plan on getting more in stock?

The AF build team will produce another run of these in approx 6 -8 weeks they are currently backed up with other projects on deck.
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