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What parts does the RPK share with the AKM? I'm talking about only the 7.62 version. Really wondering about the gas tube, gas piston, recoil spring, bolt/carrier........................TIA, Taipan :mchngun:
 

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Same parts so far as I know...

Barrel is longer and has a larger outer diameter. Beefier receiver on the RPK.

The parts you mentioned should interchange freely.
 

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The RPK receiver is beefier with the additional material being on the inside. It reduces the width of the front and rear trunnions by about 1/20th of an inch.

The fire control group; bolt and carrier; return spring and piston; and gas tube are common with the AKM. The gas tubes I have seen have generally been ventilated. The front lower hand guard and retainer are different.

And obviously, because of the increased outer barrel diameter, the front site; gas block; etc. are not interchangeable.

 

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Thanks, thats exactly what I was hoping to hear.....Hmmmm might have a RPK in my future....................Taipan :ak47:
 

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Because of the different dimensions of the trunnions, particularly the bulge in the front, the standard receiver won't work.

I've put together a few of them. Let me know if I can help.
 

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Well I searched through the archives pretty good and it would seem that my plan has a flaw the I-O barrels are said to be crap......Comments?
 

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The old #'s were you buy 5 and get 1 or 2 good ones. By now though, I'm sure they've been picked through.
 

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The strange thing is that they seem to offer the same thing at $50 and $100. :confused:
 
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