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Form 2 (full auto) RPD build

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As you guys may have seen, I traded my favorite Adams Arms complete rifle for a RPD kit with receiver and original barrel.

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Even though some of you see me as gloater (I feel i am just show case-ing my business?) many of you asked me to document this build.

 

Either way, today I started the build. First I modified the bolt to fit the semi auto DSA receiver. By modifying the bolt to fit I am actually creating a registered bolt conversion kit. This is preferred in my opinion because if I give up my sot I can destroy or transfer to another dealer the kit and keep my rpd since it is a postie sample.

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I also modified the lower receiver/grip frame to fit the DSA receiver. Many people will just lope off the front section, but i wanted to keep the serial number since it is a all matching kit.

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This is just beginning but a huge step towards completing this build. Next I need to remove the barrel from the receiver stub and prepare it to have the shank turned down in my lathe.

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I really think if i wanted to rush on of these just to make it function, i could slap this mg together in about 3 hours. But, i plan on taking the time to refinish and make this thing look brand new off the line. Hell the kit looks unfired!

 

 

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Thats pretty neat Homer. BTW, that serial # is fitting for you.

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Thats pretty neat Homer. BTW, that serial # is fitting for you.

i knownright! It was ment to be!

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Thats pretty neat Homer. BTW, that serial # is fitting for you.

No kidding! :laugh:

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Well I pushed through today and got it into a firing condition. I have felt like crap with a cold, so photography was not on my mind while running a lathe with snot dripping off my face. It has turned out to be a shatty day as i found out i have no way to feed it tomorrow when I go out to the farm... freak!!! You have no idea how disappointing it is to get ready for a range trip and the freaking links I had in the safe that I thought were for a RPD are actually for a freaking mg42... Either way here is a picture of my useless damn MG. Ahhhhh!!!!!

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I am going to drink a couple beers and pass out. Good night I will post more specifics on what was done today later when I calm down.

 

 

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Ok, well today, for the build I fit the charging handle to the reciever which was actually farely easy. It just took a few swipes of a file and it slipped into the channel. I then pressed the barrel pin out of the stub and cut the reciever section on the mill so I could just break it off. With that done I was able to clamp the muzzle end in my lathe with soft jaw and turn the shank on center on the tail stock to a few thousands over reciever dimension for a press fit. With the barrel pressed in I place the hole assembly back in the mill and drilled the barrel pin hole and drove in a new pin. I then finished up to were I currently fitting flapper lugs to reciever to set head space.

 

To finish this one off, I need to drill and install a detent for the rear take down pin, card and blue reciever and install drum mounting bracket then rivet top cover axis. Doesnt sound like to much left!!

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That's really cool looking!

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Shot it today, it is very ammo sensitive. It gates soft points and hollow points which would make since with such a violent action. But, i will say it is pretty damn accurate being what it is!

 

 

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Shot it today, it is very ammo sensitive. It gates soft points and hollow points which would make since with such a violent action. But, i will say it is pretty damn accurate being what it is!

 

 

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Good to know!

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I know i forgot to lock charging handle back forward...

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Finally got time to get it back out to run a belt of fmjs and it worked perfect!

Sorry about orientation..

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