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01-29-2010, 08:30
I found a very good used one at a shop for $399. This seems to be a decent deal, but I don't care for the stock. Does anyone know if it can be changed to something else? I would really like a folder. Anything else I should know about the VEPR?

01-29-2010, 15:17
Nothing? Does anyone have one?

01-29-2010, 15:58
Is it a .308? Those are the only ones I've seen with a thumb stock. Vepr's are awesome rifles. Best of the AK's in my opinion. As for the stock, i dont think you have too many options with the wood thumbhole. Krebs would probably be your best bet. $399 is a great deal.

01-29-2010, 16:39
Sorry, my reading comprehension sucks:supergrin: Check ACE for stock adapters. Vepr's have a slant reciever with a tang that forces you to get a adapter.

01-30-2010, 23:23
At 399 you better get it. Veprs are very good.

01-31-2010, 06:58
I own one its really nice.

Its like a saiga on steroids.

Quote from the Robarm site:

There are three basic types of Kalashnikov rifles on the market. They are the AK47, AKM47, and the RPK (heavy duty receiver). As most of you know, the AK47 was designed as an infantry rifle capable of firing in either the semi-automatic or fully-automatic mode.

The first AK47s had machined receivers. Later the Soviets produced the AKM47s (the "M" stands for modern), the Soviets found that stampings were not only more efficient to produce but resulted in longer receiver life and better accuracy than the milled receivers.

The RPK, on the other hand, was designed as, what we would refer to as a squad automatic weapon. The RPK could also be fired in either the semi or fully-automatic modes. Squad automatic weapons, as deployed, are more frequently fired in the fully automatic mode. For this reason, one usually sees the RPK pictured with an ultra-high capacity magazine such as a 75 round drum or 40 round box magazine instead of the standard 30 round magazine typically used with the AK.

To handle the sustained automatic fire, the RPK was designed to be much stronger. First, the sheet metal of the receiver of the RPK is 50% thicker than that of the AKM47. Next, the trunion of the RPK is larger and stronger than that of the AK47 or AKM47. The trunion is the part to which the barrel is connected and into which the bolt locks. Because the trunion is larger, the receiver must be bulged out to accept the larger trunion. Hence the above mentioned bulges on the RPK receiver.

Most of the MAK90s, WUMs, Maddis, MISR, etc. are semi-automatic sporting rifles based on the AKM47. On the other hand, the VEPR is based on the RPK. This stiffer receiver makes for better accuracy and longer life. This is why the VEPR is a better rifle than the those based on the AK.

The VEPR costs more for a reason - It is simply the finest Kalashnikov based rifle available in the U.S. market.

01-31-2010, 07:35
7.62x39 and the stock is plastic. I cannot find a picture of it anywhere. I'll go back and get it this week if they Still have it.

01-31-2010, 07:38
Perhaps its this one.

02-04-2010, 23:29
Well, after reading all week and getting my hopes up I went back to see the "VEPR" for $399.00.
This is it, only it isn't...
I think I'll keep looking.

02-20-2010, 21:34
I had a VEPR K for about 3 years and sold it like a moron!:(

That was the best rifle and truly one gun that I wish I could have a "do over" on getting rid of. Although dealing with Robinson Arms was a huge PIA.

Good luck finding one, especially at that price.

02-23-2010, 21:34
All of the stamped Chicom AK's have a 1.6mm receiver.

02-23-2010, 21:39
Buy it before someone else does.