Deactivated Old Spec RPD-N LMG SN: 7057 -
Non EU sales Only. Can be redeactivated to EU/ UK spec. Deactivated Old Spec Egyptian RPD-N 7.62mm Light Machine Gun in excellent deactivated condition with drum. The N stands for Hочью (Nochyu – for night time) and means that these versions are fitted with the standard Soviet pattern side rail for night vision optics. The RPD (Roochnoy Pulemyot Dyegtyar-yova – Hand held Machine gun of Degtyarev) was actually designed in 1943, with prototypes being tested in 1n 1944-45. However, due to the scale of losses in WWII, with regard to manufacturing capacity, and raw material shortages, it did not go into service until 1953. It is a very light weight LMG and was a reliable, extremely advanced design for its time. It is still in use with over 40 armies worldwide and is a reliable and robust design. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly. Can be redeactivated to EU/ UK spec.