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Old April 23, 2014, 09:40 PM   #1
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KPV, Anyone?

Lord knows how, but apparently someone managed to get a demilled parts kit over here . From what I gather, it's a gigantic short-recoil operated belt fed that uses a rotating bolt, which sounds like a fairly unique operating system (I thought the various WWII recoil operated MG42's/etc. were long recoil, and none were rotating bolt). Not that I would, but I think it'd be cool to try a 50cal conversion to a box/hopper fed semi-auto 'anti tank rifle' (which technically puts it beyond the purview of this forum, but whatever ).

Anyone here ever see one of these at an OFAST or Knob Creek, or better yet, have a chance to shoot one? Are they soft shooters in 14.5mm?


Doesn't look that big...I'll bet I can make it fit in the trunk if I fold the seats down

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Old April 25, 2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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Old May 3, 2014, 07:44 PM   #3
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My only experience with this very unusual MG was in the mid-1980s. The 18th Airborne Corps AMTU, a smaller Ft. Bragg version of Ft. Benning's AMU, had one in the Arm's Room located next to the MP barracks. Unfortunately there was not any 14.5mm ammunition available.
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Old July 19, 2014, 12:17 PM   #4
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Well, we're doing this . Seller came down a bunch on his price, so I couldn't refuse. So now I get to figure out what to do with 110 lbs of awesome. I'm still not sure whether to rebuild this as it was (and find a towed ZPU mount) or turn it into a stripped down shoulder fired "tank rifle" like the L39, PTRS, or S18/100 (last one is the coolest). The barrel is demilled at the chamber, so I most likely cannot reuse it. That means 14.5 is probably out, but I might be able to use a take off 20 mm (for a DD build) or 50cal for something cheaper and more available.

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Old July 21, 2014, 08:10 AM   #5
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If you need an official field manual on KPVT (in Russian, but with many diagrams), drop me a line. I have scans of 1957- and 1984-vintage ones.

and here's a bit of description for those interested: http://world.guns.ru/machine/rus/kpv-e.html
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Old July 22, 2014, 08:24 AM   #6
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I would appreciate that greatly! I found a section view schematic from such a manual, but that's it so far. Not much documentation out there.

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