East German MPi-KM Rifle, 7.62 x 39mm
When German Democratic Republic reunited with the Federal Republic of Germany in 1990, hundreds of thousands of fine quality East German rifles became available to countries around the world. Most were given to other nations in aid packages or sold to the third world. Many were destroyed. Saddam's Iraq obtained tens of thousands of these weapons and many were in new condition in storage at the large military supply depot in Taji, Iraq when Saddam fell from power. Consequently, many found their way into insurgent hands, while most were issued to the new Iraqi army and police units being formed.
While not as prevelant in Afghanistan, there are still a great many to be found as a result of NATO countries supplying the new Afghan Army units with second line surplus weapons from their inventories. They have also seen extensive use in Africa.
Two Rivers Arms semi-auto East German rifles replicate the look and feel of Iraqi and Afghan imported MPi-KM rifles.
Like the original East German rifles, Two Rivers MPi-KMs are hot blued for a spectacular finish.
These rifles have mostly original matching numbered parts (while available) with the signature plastic stocks presenting an outstanding and authentic appearance for the later type rifle so commonly found in foreign use.
By carefully selecting compliant parts, the external appearance remains consistent with the actual military rifles. No cheap or quirky external parts that force you to alter your rifle later to make it look correct.
For an optional fee, an arms room stock number in Arabic can be painted on your choice colors such as red, white, blue, and black circles with various colored numbers.
An East German Type II Bayonet and cleaning kit can also be added for an extra fee.