Figured I’d post an update with the latest:
My repaired RPD (from an earlier run) was delivered yesterday. Stan replaced all of the semi parts and it works fine now. Fired 100 rounds through it today and had only one stoppage due to a overly tight link. Otherwise it fed both FMJ and HP fine. No doubling or tripling and the striker fell every time the trigger was pulled. Have another 100 rounds linked up to try the next chance I get and I hope she behaves from now on. I expect that she will.
One notable change – when charging this thing before it had a pronounced step or hard spot when the belt advanced. This has now become much less of an issue and feeds a lot smoother. Not sure what was going on there but the change is welcome.
Thanks Stan! Great job! Looks like we’re good to go now.
Still waiting on my shorty build but am in no hurry. It can get here when it feels like it.