New DS Arms RPD. Belt Fed, 7.62×39 caliber, semi auto version of the famous light machine gun. (2) 100 round drums with belt links, carry case, bipod, 20.5″ barrel, billet receiver. Very hard to find!
The RPD (Russian: ручной пулемёт Дегтярёва, romanized: Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova, English: Degtyaryov hand-held machine gun) is a 7.62x39mm light machine gun developed in the Soviet Union by Vasily Degtyaryov for the 7.62×39mm M43 intermediate cartridge. It was created as a replacement for the DP machine gun chambered for the 7.62×54mmR round. It is a precursor of most squad automatic weapons. It was succeeded in Soviet service by the RPK.
Brief HISTORY ON rpd
Work on the weapon commenced in 1943. Three prominent Soviet engineers were asked to submit their own designs: Vasily Degtyaryov, Sergei Simonov and Alexei Sudayev. Among the completed prototypes prepared for evaluation, the Degtyaryov design proved superior and was accepted into service with the Soviet armed forces as the 7.62 mm Ручной Пулемёт Дегтярёва, PПД (RPD, Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova or “Degtyaryov light machine gun”) model 1944.
Although the RPD was ready for mass production during the final stages of World War II, it was adopted in 1948 and large scale delivery of the weapon did not begin until 1953. During the Vietnam War, the RPD and its Chinese copy (Type 56) served the Viet Cong and the People’s Army of Vietnam as their standard light machine gun.
After the introduction of the Kalashnikov-pattern support weapons, such as the RPK and PK machine guns in the 1960s, the RPD was withdrawn from most first-tier units of the former Warsaw Pact. However, the RPD remains in active service in many African and Asian nations. Apart from the former Soviet Union, the weapon was manufactured in China (as the Type 56 LMG), Egypt (Maadi RPD), North Korea (Type 62) and, since 1956, Poland
- 20.5″ barrel
- 7.62x39MM caliber
- Billet machined receiver
- Belt fed semi automatic
- Four 50 round belts(two with starting links and two without)
- Two surplus drums
- Original drum pouches
- Owners manual and hard case
- Overall length: 42 inches
- Length of pull: 12.5 inches
- Sight radius: 23 inches
- Weight, unloaded: 16.7 pounds
- FFL required for purchase
These classic reproductions are true to form just as originally issued RPD but only in semiautomatic. They feature new U.S. Made Receivers, Barrels and the proper 922R compliance components. One of the most battle tested and affordable belt-fed systems available. Each unit comes with two drums and two ammo belts. Will not come with carry bag.
PLEASE NOTE: If you live in a magazine restricted state we remove the hi cap mag and will be glad to substitute with a 10 round mag IF AVAILABLE. If a 10 round mag is not available we will remove the hi cap magazine from the shipment. We cannot ship prohibited magazines to out of state addresses. There will be no substitutions or discounts offered for removal of mags.
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