M72 RPK Style semi auto rifle. The parts kits employed with the build are beautiful and rated excellent to like new. We install a new barrel and 1.5 mm thick receiver before applying the finish you choose. The M72 is a gas-operated, air-cooled, drum-fed, semi-auto fire, shoulder-fired weapon with a bipod. It was originally used as a squad automatic weapon, like the Soviet RPK but has unique design features such as the heavy finned barrel allowing for efficient cooling under heavy usage, The B1 series is the modernized version of the rifle with the heavy 1.5 mil stamped receiver with reinforcement ridges. Please note wood is Original and may show character or minor usage & vary from stock image on website.