RPD Receiver Prints and question
Anybody have RPD receiver blueprints? I've looked around and have only been able to come up with some for the lower (FCG section), I'm looking for the 'upper' torch cut part.
So here's my 3am thought. This thing isn't much more than an overgrown beltfed AK right. Assuming that I'm not concerned with getting it back to 100% accurate depiction of its original self. What about bending up some sheet metal, using the cut receiver ends as 'trunnions' and welding in some steel channels for the bolt to ride in? I got up a little early and grabbed the top cover and sized it up against one of my AK's, looks close but still too long (I think, only spent about 30 sec on it). My wife came out and asked what I was doing and then asked when I was going to blow myself up lol. I don't think the pressure would be an issue, shouldn't be more than an AK and we use flats on those all the time. If I'm right, between that, cutting down the barrel and replacing all the wood, I should be able to get some weight off this pig which would be nice. Anyone ever play with the idea, did it work or am I just finally losing it?