View Full Version : RPK-74 builds coming along
05-14-2006, 03:49 PM
Working two RPK-74 builds in parallel - sorta.
I went back and refinished the wood in a lighter color after seeing the Romy 555th and BigAl did. Really liked the lighter color wood.
RPKS is lagging behind the wood version. The RPKS sidefolder rear trunnion is completely different than the other sidefolders I've seen and a bit more difficult to install but at least it doesn't have a front latch to also put in.
All work done by yours truly........good or bad
05-14-2006, 04:09 PM
OOOO... i want to touch.
05-14-2006, 05:39 PM
Looking good Illya!! I really like the light wood.
05-14-2006, 07:19 PM
WOW!! What a pair!!!! They both look awesome!!:thumbup1: :thumbup1:
05-14-2006, 10:42 PM
Both look great.
Did you do the engraving and selector ticks? They look very nice.
My wood stock RPK74 kit & receiver are still sitting in a box waiting for me to get started.
05-14-2006, 10:47 PM
I'm starting to hate you.
05-15-2006, 03:19 AM
I starting to hate you.
:eek: :eek: :eek:
I thought you already did :biggrin:
Yep, done did it all. First time I tried the selector marking punches. I bought them a while back. Used my shop press after practicing with some english stamps. Also tried using BFH, but didn't have the control as well as using a press. Ticks were done with a Dremel.
05-15-2006, 07:07 AM
those look fantastic!! i may have to redo my wood stock set fo rmy 74 now!!! the wood matches the bakelite perfect!!
05-15-2006, 10:10 AM
I really want a RPK-74s like yours with that exact mag. I'm even willing to pay the crazy Russians price to get that folding stock. 2 really nice pieces, well done!
05-15-2006, 07:00 PM
05-15-2006, 08:05 PM
Those are beauties!!
05-15-2006, 10:21 PM
Nice job! I somehow feel guilty when I spend that much time building. I've got to get over it. I myself have yet to motivate on my GunKoting projects.
05-15-2006, 11:58 PM
Very nice!!! Yea, add me to that "I hate you list" ......... :rofl:
05-16-2006, 01:16 AM
....and this coming from a guy who can successfully rationalize a purchase of a amoured vehicle based on gas consumption and parking accessability. :thumbup1:
05-16-2006, 12:48 PM
06-29-2012, 01:06 PM
I am soooo many years too late to this party - but damn those look great.