SOLD FOR: $5825
Make: Molot-Oruzhie Arms, Russia FIME Group
Model: VEPR FM-RPK47
Serial Number: 16 V PP 9947
Year of Manufacture: 2016, Pre 2017 Russian Import Ban
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Gas Piston
Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked “16 V PP 9947” and “RUSSIA VYATSKIE POLYANY RUSSIA / MOLOT-ORUZHIE LTD.” and “VEPR 7,62×39 FIME GROUP LAS VEGAS NV USA”. The right side of the receiver is marked “S” and “F”. The bolt carrier group is marked “947”. Bottom of the receiver is marked “T8” with another proof mark. The top of the barrel under the upper handguard is marked “CIP / N” with a Russian manufacture proof. Rear sight is marked “1-10”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 23” threaded with thread protector.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post between two protective ears and the rear sight is an RPK 1000 meter rear sight. There is a scope mounting bracket on the left side of the receiver.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The AK furniture is made of Synthetic Russian RPK ribbed forestock with a checkered pistol grip and side folding RPK Buttstock. The bottom of the barrel houses its original RPK folding Bipod and cleaning rod. There are some loose storage marks from import but besides that this rifle is pristine and shows no handling wear. There are no chips or cracks The LOP measures 12” from the front of the trigger to the back of the unfolded buttstock. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Magazine Quantity & Condition: One Polymer Russian Molot 30rd Magazine in Excellent condition. The leading edges are sharp and the spring is strong.
Type of Finish: Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows almost no wear. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition as near new in box and appears to be unfired.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Total of one magazine and its original FIME Group Factory Box and owner’s manual and Fime Group catalog.
Our Assessment: This Molot VEPR FM-AK47 with side folding stock is gorgeous and now resides among a special place in AK47 history. It is part of the last wave of AK47’s to make it into the U.S. With the Import Ban of 2017 MOLOT sent a final wave of AK47s to the U.S. to be completed. One of the companies to pick up the task was FIME Group. FIME did a superb job assembling the rifles to continue the high quality standard MOLOT is notorious for. If you want one of the best looking AK47’s on the market, then look no further. And it’s not just the eye candy of this gun that brings the wow factor – it’s the fact that this is arguably the best AK design in the world that was built off the highest quality construction. Let’s begin… This beast of a gun was made to outperform every piece of competition. This rifle is a different breed from the rest. This isn’t just an AK47, this is THE AK47, the Spartan of all spartans, the Clint Eastwood of all cowboys, the Bruce Lee of all martial artists, the Mufasa of all cubs, the Chuck Norris… must I go on? The origins of the Molot VEPR sporting rifle or “Wild Boar” in Ukrainian, was manufactured in a machine building plant in Polyany Russia where the Russian craftsmanship was perfected and created a foundation for the AK world that would stand out from the rest. As of June 20, 2017 VEPR rifles have been added to the long list of banned rifles no longer allowed to be imported into the U.S. making this rifle all the more difficult to get your hands on – one of the best firearms to have ever been allowed to touch U.S. soil has now been taken from us. Because of this, VEPR rifles have become extremely difficult to obtain and make this find all the more rare. The greatest asset now lies beneath the hood – in the DNA of the firearm. Open this bad boy up and you’ll find what truly makes this AK outperform the rest. The VEPR was built based on the RPK, harnessing all of its benefits and perks. The RPK was the squad machine gun version of the AK allowing it to do all of the dirty work in the trenches. The VEPR adopted the RPK’s 1.5mm thick receiver making it 50% thicker than the traditional AKM. This gives it a much longer wear life and prevents it from jamming due to heavy fire. The prize now lies in the Chrome lined, hammer forged, heavy barrel. This is by far the most durable AK barrel out on the market today creating improved accuracy and longevity. This Molot VEPR is Russia’s finest work, the racking of the slide feels like a dream and the tested ability to go through 5000 rounds and still perform without missing a beat makes it feel like this gun belongs in a fine art museum. This VEPR in all its RPK glory and AK47 functionality in light of its banned status makes this a MUST have. Grab this Russian Jewel while you can, before it’s too late. Please see our photos and good luck!