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Old 08-01-2019, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Bulgarian RPG-7 w/ Czech PG-7 subcal trainer

I'm a Third Reich collector...but also into Title 2/NFA (National Firearms Act) weapons, so have a little something to contribute to the Communist Militaria fourm.

I just got my approved BATFE Form 1 (Washington State - Firearms Trust) to reactivate this Bulgarian Circle 10 back into a "Destructive Device". This was an Israeli captured launcher that was demilled, and then imported into the US. Next step will be having my SOT gunsmith remove the blocking rod, patch holes, replace the firing pin assembly (we have a solid plan and lots of spare parts), and refinish.

I was motivated to reactivate the RPG as I was able to pick up a Czech PG-7 sub caliber trainer at a reasonable price. The trainer "rocket" is basically a 7.62x39mm firearm (non-NFA) that loads into the RPG-7. Firing the launcher...ends up firing the loaded PG-7. Trainer stays in place. 7.62 projectile rides the specially broached rifled barrel that simulates the trajectory of a PG-7 HEAT rocket. Trainer rocket is removed, reloaded with a 7.62x39mm round, and reinserted as needed.

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Old 08-02-2019, 11:23 PM   #2
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Those subcaliber devices are hard to come by now. I considered doing as you have begun with my RPG-7 (actually an Iraqi Al Nasirah) but I can't find one that doesn't cast a fortune.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:47 AM   #3
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J.1.M.B.R - interesting thread you have started, thanks. Is there any date code or other information on the device.
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Ralph,

The trainer is known as the VH7, Vlozna Hlaven 7. This is the first model, the second and more often encountered trainer is the VH7 A. It has a yellow warhead and the action is a twist type compared to a more of a break down action on the VH7.

The Czech crossed swords property mark/acceptance stamp. Above that "Kt-65" which I believe are the manufacturers code and year made.

"253" several places which became the firearm's serial number when imported into the US. I noted a "T" inside of a circle several places on the shaft and action. Other three digit numbers include 257,151, and 230. A few pieces have different three digit codes on the same part...so not certain if it has been parted together or had replaced parts.

On the cast aluminum warhead there is "C 0323".
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And lastly there was those old nasty import marks for Numerich that lots of collectors dislike seeing on their military arms.
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:26 PM   #6
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J.1.M.B.R - sorry for my delayed response back. Thank you very much for your two latest posts and additional background data. Thanks much.
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