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The Bulgarian RPK74s might be Russian parts, but they were not assembled in Russia.

A 1988 Bulgarian RPK74 has quite a few differences from a Russian RPK74 made in 88 or even 87.

Keep in mind that the arsenal mark, be it Tula, Izhmash, or Molot is actually cast in the trunnion during manufacture.... It is not added later with the serial number after assembly. So a loose, "virgin" RPK74 trunnion would still have a Molot mark.
 

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The Bulgarian RPK74s might be Russian parts, but they were not assembled in Russia.

A 1988 Bulgarian RPK74 has quite a few differences from a Russian RPK74 made in 88 or even 87.

Keep in mind that the arsenal mark, be it Tula, Izhmash, or Molot is actually cast in the trunnion during manufacture.... It is not added later with the serial number after assembly. So a loose, "virgin" RPK74 trunnion would still have a Molot mark.

do you think some of the RPK barrel assemblies are made in Russia?
 

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Mine is a 1985 kit that was built by vector. I remember member phreakmode did a comparison between Russian and Bulgarian RPKs it was rather enlightening.
 

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Found the review, lots of good info.
 
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