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Old 05-02-2018, 10:27 PM   #71
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My trunnion was not correct
That sucks, I'd be really disappointed if mine had the wrong markings.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:15 AM   #72
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:07 PM   #73
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My trunnion was not correct
What was on the trunnion? M72 B1 instead of M72 AB1? Did any of the numbers match? Is the bipod removable?
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:20 PM   #74
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What was on the trunnion? M72 B1 instead of M72 AB1? Did any of the numbers match? Is the bipod removable?
Some numbers matched, trunnion was m72b1, bipod was correct removable type. Build was good but reciever qaulity average, blueing was nice.
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:13 AM   #75
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The one I picked up at the transferring FFL last night is stamped M72AB1 (whether it's original arsenal stamp, I dunno), and even the shipping box is marked "JRA JR-M72AB1". I found a pin laying inside the case, next to the rifle which I have to figure out yet (nothing obvious missing from the rifle -- I need to do a compare and contrast to another RPK/folder). Also, the metal butt pad portion of the folding stock doesn't pivot/fold (the stock does, but can't go all the way down due to the pad not pivoting). None of the numbers look to match. The bipod looks to be removable, but I haven't done so yet.
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Oh yeah, and I got a grade D mag with it. haha
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:35 PM   #78
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Last thought. If they took the trouble to stamp the trunnion, you'd think they'd make it match the other large part numbers. Instead, my guess is they received partial M72AB1 front ends and merged them with other parts to make a whole guns, but I'm open to other suggestions...
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Mine came with a decent 30 round milsurp metal mag. Be nicer if it came with a decent 40 round milsurp mag, but it does beat getting a Promag.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:00 PM   #80
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Last thought. If they took the trouble to stamp the trunnion, you'd think they'd make it match the other large part numbers. Instead, my guess is they received partial M72AB1 front ends and merged them with other parts to make a whole guns, but I'm open to other suggestions...
I doubt that this is the case.

The markings that I have seen on the trunnions are all correct, including different locations based on serial number range. Also, all the other parts on my gun match, including the gas tube, just not to the trunnion. However, the serial range for all parts is correct for an AB1. I think these were just rebuilt guns. Keep in mind non-matching is fairly common for these rifles and they were probably kept in service awhile sense so few were produced. Basically JRA would have had to go through a lot of trouble and re-stamped all my parts to get it how it is today. Makes no sense that they would do that and not match the front trunnion.
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:53 PM   #81
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I was totally guessing. Iíll go with your answer. I like it better anyway.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:12 PM   #82
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I was totally guessing. Iíll go with your answer. I like it better anyway.


Congrats on getting a beautiful gun.
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The one I picked up has an M72ab1 marked trunnion. No other parts match the trunnion. A few match themselves though. The barrel pin hole looks a bit egged on one side also. The rest of the build looks much better than expected. Rivets all look good and everything it nice and tight. The removable bipod it really snug. I am debating on one of 2 things. 1.) Finding a ton of virgin parts and getting them stamped to match the trunnion. 2.) Buying an M72B1 kit with blank trunion and marking that trunnion as m72ab1 while rebuilding this gun on a childers receiver. I sure would like this rare gem to be made as best as possible. Would love to find a virgin original barrel to go with it.
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The one I picked up has an M72ab1 marked trunnion. No other parts match the trunnion. A few match themselves though. The barrel pin hole looks a bit egged on one side also. The rest of the build looks much better than expected. Rivets all look good and everything it nice and tight. The removable bipod it really snug. I am debating on one of 2 things. 1.) Finding a ton of virgin parts and getting them stamped to match the trunnion. 2.) Buying an M72B1 kit with blank trunion and marking that trunnion as m72ab1 while rebuilding this gun on a childers receiver. I sure would like this rare gem to be made as best as possible. Would love to find a virgin original barrel to go with it.
I want to add a Yugo RPK to my collection someday. I saw these for sale and passed as I heard that JRA is hit/miss on quality, but it seems like they're ok for the money.

Is there such a thing as a virgin M72 barrel for these? That would be the way I'd like to go too.
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I want to add a Yugo RPK to my collection someday. I saw these for sale and passed as I heard that JRA is hit/miss on quality, but it seems like they're ok for the money.

Is there such a thing as a virgin M72 barrel for these? That would be the way I'd like to go too.
Virgin M72 barrels are extremely hard to come by. Very few left but they do pop up and they are generally VERY expensive.
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Virgin M72 barrels are extremely hard to come by. Very few left but they do pop up and they are generally VERY expensive.
Thanks for the tip, is there anywhere to keep an eye on? I'm guessing the MP for one... I have a virgin build M70ab2 and it'd be nice to get another

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Virgin M72 barrels are extremely hard to come by. Very few left but they do pop up and they are generally VERY expensive.
And more times than not they have little to no rifling.
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And more times than not they have little to no rifling.
He said virgin.
They pop up, $300 plus, gunbroker.

I built my two with used, excellent bullet test, originals though for less then $88each
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