April 3rd, 2007 02:31 AM
Yugo M72 RPK Semi Auto based on the LMG
Century Arms is offering a civilian version of the Yugoslavian variant of the RPK with its M72, chambered in 7.62x39 mm. The rifle is made from a combination of original Zastava-produced Yugoslavian RPK rifle parts and U.S.-manufactured compliance parts. The U.S.-marked stamped receiver features a reinforced and enlarged area around the trunnion, and the rifle comes standard with a folding bipod, threaded muzzle with a slant muzzle brake and rear sight adjustable for windage.
Fit and finish of the 11-pound, 6-ounce M72 is above average, with an evenly applied, Parkerized gray finish. The new 21-inch barrel has a “bullish” profile like the original, with a diameter of .765 inch. The wooden stock set is in very good condition, and the buttstock is fitted with a rubber buttpad like the original.
The M72, while an RPK-style rifle, is unique from most standard RPK-pattern guns. Although it does have the lengthened barrel and folding bipod of the RPK, it has some uniquely “Yugoslavian” features such as the original-style cooling fin cuts on the heavy barrel just behind the gas block and forward of the fore-end. Also, it has a standard-profile buttstock rather than the more commonly seen “club foot” style with extra mass at the toe for the support hand.
# Weight: 11 pounds
# Length: 41 inches
# Barrel length: 23 inches
# Cartridge: 7.62x39mm
# Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
# Rate of fire: 600 round/min
# Feed system: 30 or 40-round detachable box; 75 or 100-round drum
Yes, I scooped one this afternoon that arrived on the big brown truck from Century Arms. Prices are running from 700.00 minimum to 1400.00 maximum depending on where you shop on the net.
I got this one for less than the minimum found anywhere due to an arrangement with the shop owner. It's a put away for now and I have two of the chinese 75 rd drums put away and they'll be dedicated to this one along with two of the 40 rd mags.
Here's some pics for the members enjoyment.
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