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Planning
07-13-2007, 09:21 AM
I got this in Feb 2007.
I never did get around to shoot it.
It is still sitting in the safe.
The RPD is a very heavy gun and when you add a drum with links and 100 rounds of ammo it is really heavy.

Some day I will get around to shooting it.

Ron

The Great 308
07-13-2007, 09:36 AM
Wow! Very nice Ron. You have the coolest toys! I would love to come and play sometime.:thumbup:

turbothis
07-13-2007, 10:10 AM
very nice. is that puppy heavier that the (mg42) m53?

zeek
12-21-2009, 05:44 PM
well i guess i'll dig up this old thread. so, is any one building a rpd on the vector reciever from MGS? if so i have all the missing info that they seem to have left out on their build sheet. also if anyone needs dimensions on where to put all the junk on a new barrel i have a cad drawing with dims i drew up from an original barrel. here is a pic of mine,all i lack is drilling the transfer pin hole,headspace then off to the range.

brewskzilla
12-21-2009, 05:53 PM
Nice...

Patria Povo
12-21-2009, 07:03 PM
Nice...

Very!

Itchyfinger
12-31-2009, 10:53 AM
Here's mine. It's a type 2 Russian. Waiting on the trigger group, and it's done. Project Guns is doing the build and they have been OUTSTANDING! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Mines a little different from most as Wiselite quit building receivers (though I hear now they'll build them 6 at a time), so I bought a Vector receiver, but I am NOT using Vector internals so I can use the original Russian buttstock.


http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o90/67_css/DSCF0023.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o90/67_css/DSCF0026.jpg

texlurch
04-12-2010, 02:11 PM
End of the month I'll have mine and post up...

Wamba
03-01-2014, 08:13 AM
Here is mine ;)

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab147/5commando/IMG_4201_zpsb300629f.jpg (http://s858.photobucket.com/user/5commando/media/IMG_4201_zpsb300629f.jpg.html)

Wamba
04-05-2016, 11:52 AM
RPD 'COMMANDO':

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab147/5commando/IMG_7853_zpsodvp8cbq.jpg (http://s858.photobucket.com/user/5commando/media/IMG_7853_zpsodvp8cbq.jpg.html)

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab147/5commando/IMG_7801_zpsfy3tpgaf.jpg (http://s858.photobucket.com/user/5commando/media/IMG_7801_zpsfy3tpgaf.jpg.html)

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab147/5commando/IMG_0172_zpst7n4hpgc.jpg (http://s858.photobucket.com/user/5commando/media/IMG_0172_zpst7n4hpgc.jpg.html)

robocop10mm
04-05-2016, 01:06 PM
Very cool indeed. Great looking SHTF fixed position support weapon!

Buckshot
04-05-2016, 01:07 PM
[QUOTE=Wamba;348038]RPD 'COMMANDO':

Like it!

Wamba
04-07-2016, 10:05 PM
Very cool indeed. Great looking SHTF fixed position support weapon!

Thanks.

The short barrel makes this a rather non-fixed position weapon.

This version is inferior in all aspects to the standard, longer barrel, RPD: less range, less accuracy, less penetration. Add to that the placement of the 'bipod' - being so far back on the weapon - and also being a lot less wider than the standard bipod, makes it a much poorer platform as a sustained fire weapon.

On the other hand this 'Commando' version makes the weapon a lot easier to fire from the shoulder while standing or kneeling. In other words, it's like a massive belt fed SMG.

A great 'contact breaker' or 'assault' weapon in its truly sense.

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab147/5commando/IMG_7849_zpsseg499pu.jpg (http://s858.photobucket.com/user/5commando/media/IMG_7849_zpsseg499pu.jpg.html)

Here in use in Vietnam and Rhodesia in such a role:

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab147/5commando/Vietnam%20RPD%202_zpsltoia6oj.jpg (http://s858.photobucket.com/user/5commando/media/Vietnam%20RPD%202_zpsltoia6oj.jpg.html) http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab147/5commando/Vietnam%20RPD_zpsex5olhoq.jpg (http://s858.photobucket.com/user/5commando/media/Vietnam%20RPD_zpsex5olhoq.jpg.html) http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab147/5commando/Rhodesia_RPD_zpsa8lhm6mn.jpg (http://s858.photobucket.com/user/5commando/media/Rhodesia_RPD_zpsa8lhm6mn.jpg.html)

Planning
04-08-2016, 04:11 AM
We had several of them in Vietnam as captured weapons. Most were from China, but a few came from Russia.

Here are a picture of some of the captured weapons.

7.62guy
04-09-2016, 10:31 AM
Here's a couple pics of mine. It is built from a polish kit by Stan at project guns.

Wamba
04-10-2016, 02:29 PM
Nice one 7.62guy!!! a true classic indeed.

Combloc
04-10-2016, 11:08 PM
I like mine but, like all of the conversions, it sure has a heavy trigger. It was built an a DSA receiver from a matching unissued kit. Once I worked out a few bugs, it became very reliable:

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/RPD-44/P1100053.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/RPD-44/P1100053.jpg.html)

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/RPD-44/P1100054.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/RPD-44/P1100054.jpg.html)

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/RPD-44/P1100055.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/RPD-44/P1100055.jpg.html)

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/RPD-44/P1100056.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/RPD-44/P1100056.jpg.html)

DaCapster
04-10-2016, 11:22 PM
I wish I had built mine, nice

7.62guy
04-12-2016, 07:33 AM
Nice one 7.62guy!!! a true classic indeed.

Thank You, Over the past three or four years it has become one of my most often taken to the range guns. To me the rifle offers very good accuracy for it beginning life as a machine gun. With these old and tired eyes of mine I still manage to hit four inch clays on a berm at three hundred yards. As Comblock said it does have a heavy trigger and after a hundred rounds or two I am ready to clean it for the day.
Thanks for the great pics Comblock. I really like the classic looks.

scottz63
04-12-2016, 01:37 PM
That is very nice Combloc! Did you accidentally drop in the mud and decide it would be a good picture opportunity? Lol

Wamba
04-17-2016, 11:32 AM
I like mine but, like all of the conversions, it sure has a heavy trigger. It was built an a DSA receiver from a matching unissued kit. Once I worked out a few bugs, it became very reliable:

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/RPD-44/P1100056.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/RPD-44/P1100056.jpg.html)

Super nice!!!

rppjr
12-24-2017, 12:32 PM
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Here is my Christmas present to myself. Picked up a DS Arms RPD. A polish kit assembled by them. Came with the bag, 2 drums, 200 links and two drum pouches. Also got the owners manual and a case. Standard deal as far as I can tell. Silly they donít include the cleaning case with it after all that?? Shot it yesterday and it was a blast. Only one hiccup in 200 rounds. It didnít spit out the last shell casing and the charging handle wouldnít move. Disassembled, pulled the bolt back and out it fell. Very happy with the purchase. Heavy weapon but it does keep the recoil down. I am going to pick up some more drums, links and a cleaning kit here in the near future.
Bob

7.62guy
12-26-2017, 01:14 PM
Great pic,with a light and a medium beltfed all you need now is a heavy. I love the RPD and the 1919. I hope they both serve you well. I really like mine,in fact I think I hear my safe calling. I need to get them out and give them a little TLC.