View Full Version : charge bolt on rpd
05-06-2011, 03:15 PM
I just got my baby in from Stan, I was wondering how to charge the bolt it seems
to me that its stuck. Does it have a lock or a round actually has to be chamberd to charge,
im a noob when it comes to an rpd. Please help!!
05-06-2011, 05:14 PM
If it's a full auto the bolt sticks to the rear (it's open bolt).
05-06-2011, 05:35 PM
No I wish its semi it wont open at all looks like there's a retainer clip to hold the bolt in pos, but not to where its that hard to pull back.
05-06-2011, 06:13 PM
Is the safety on (toward the front)? That might be holding it?
05-06-2011, 06:22 PM
I tried both safe and on fire
05-07-2011, 12:58 AM
It does have to be in the fire position and it takes a lot of grunt. Just picked mine up and trying to figure it out. I can't even figure out how to attach the drums.
05-07-2011, 02:55 AM
Yes!!!! I got it takes alot of base balls lol the drum there's a lever you flip up under the rifle it has 3 pos, the unlock is all the way up and to the leftside of rifle. The slots of the drum fit on the lip one side is the shell deflected, it looks like its off sides once the drum slides on flip the lever all the way down and to the right side. Let me know if you get it happy shootin.
05-07-2011, 08:22 AM
Ok progress, I figured out how to open the top cover, put on the drum, set the rounds in the feed tray. I have no idea how to field strip it and remove the bolt assembly for cleaning.
05-07-2011, 09:38 AM
Ok, to get at the bolt you need to remove a pin which holds the lower assembly to the receiver. But, I am having a problem figuring out how to remove it. It just turns. Also, how do you open up the butt trap door?
05-07-2011, 01:09 PM
I haven't begun to field strip it yet, going to gun show next week hope they have rpd Manuel in english. The butt stock plate push down the clip and rotate the butt plate like a clocks hands there'd a screw and a compartment .
05-07-2011, 05:44 PM
What he said about the butt stock door, it rotates.
To field strip it, your right about the pin that holds the lower on. If I remember right, it's a stock pin that has a screw added to one end, you need to remove the screw then knock out the pin. Oh and make sure the striker is in the forward position, the fired position.
After you get the pin out the lower slides off, then pull on the charging handle to get the bolt & striker to come out of the receiver.
05-18-2011, 09:18 PM
I just got my RPD today and for some reason I can't get the bolt to go back at all. Any tips? Thank you.
05-19-2011, 10:59 AM
It takes more effort than you would expect. Better after it gets broken in.
you can see in this video it takes a little more grunt.
YouTube - ‪rpd‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6kE-kN9PAY)
05-20-2011, 06:08 AM
wish I had seen this thread. i called Stan like an idiot, thinking the gun was jammed! Takes ALOT of grunt to open the thing, but it will break in. I sat there in the gun room and open /closed it about 5000 times . its getting better!
ps i loaded all my ammo wrong. the little clip goes on the base of the round, not IN the extractor groove. Now I have 4 belts to reload. Still very, very happy with my short, suppressed RPD !
05-20-2011, 07:23 PM
ps i loaded all my ammo wrong. the little clip goes on the base of the round, not IN the extractor groove. That depends on the type links you are using, there are two styles, one goes into the extractor groove and the other goes onto the base.
Go here, I can't get them to upload here for some reason.