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Correct flash hider for an RPK?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by LawBot5000, Mar 20, 2008.

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  1. LawBot5000

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    As I mentioned in the RPK thread, I got one of those new RPKs, stripped it down over last weekend and redid the wood and metal. it turned out pretty nice IMO.

    It has a pinned on muzzle nut that I am planning to dremel off (only one of the notches is welded in one spot, so it should be easy) but I can't find a picture of any RPKs with muzzle brakes or flash hiders. Did the soviets just never make any for the use of the RPK?

    I also swapped out the yucky stock pistol grip. I know the gods of historical accuracy will **** on me for that, but I can't stand the tiny little grips that come standard on soviet guns. The Soviet New Man must have had tiny little girl hands.


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  2. max popenker

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    Original RPK automatic rifles never had any type of muzzle brake or flash hider (see http://world.guns.ru/machine/mg15-e.htm ; the last picture is the new, post-2000 production gun that has a flash hider)

    You have to had a thin grip, coz' sometimes (and maybe quite often) you'd have to use thick (and i mean THICK) winter mittens or gloves. At least if you're in Soviet army, you see ;)
     
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    I noted in the past that they must have had 8 year olds designing the buttstock. (Yeah yeah max, heavy thick coats.)
     
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    We've installed AK74 brakes or KA-1230's on 'em. But like the other said, I don't believe they ran a brake originally.
     
  6. Shear_stress

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    Hey Lawbot,

    Do us a favor and post a range-report of that AES-10B. Word has it they are pretty-much the closest thing to an RPK most of us are ever going to handle: heavy barrel, adjustable sight, 1.5 mm bulged receiver, etc.
     
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