FIME Group To be Exclusive Importer of Molot

The FIME Group has announced a long-term Agreement with The famed Russian MOLOT Oruzhie factory as the “exclusive importer for the North American market.” In addition, the FIME group will also serve as the US service and warranty center.

The agreement expand’s FIME Group’s exporter list to three total companies. Agreements are currently active for Arex from Slovenia (maker’s of the Rex Zero 1 handguns) and Zastava Arms from Serbia who manufactures Mauser-based rifles.


The agreement includes Molor’s full line of products including the full line-up of VEPR rifles and shotguns, all based off the RPK machine gun.

The first weapon imported under the agreement will be Molot’s VEPR-12 shotgun, with a few upgrades including:

  • 1.5mm receiver & heavy-duty trunion block.
  • Ambi safety lever with ergo right-size upgrade.
  • Bolt hold open device- With or without a magazine installed.
  • Flared, straight-up magazine well and release.
  • Threaded barrel.

Retail for the various configurations will be between $724.00 for the fixed tubular stock and $1199 for the left-side folding stock version. No word on the large price disparity for just a folding stock or if other features are included/omitted.

Further, no ETA was announced on Molot’s other products including the semi-auto VEPR rifles. I would expect the 7.62×39 and 5.45 products to be imported in volume as soon as FIME can get approvals from the BATFE.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • iksnilol

    That folding stock reminds me a bit of of the SVS folding stock. If it is built similarily I can see where the high price is coming from.

  • Blake

    Their 6.5 Grendel AK would be nice 🙂

  • Jambo

    Okay, but are we getting Super Veprs in .308? Because that’s one rifle I missed out on so far.

    • DW

      They are seriously the most gorgeous sporterized AKs.

    • Jolly

      +1 on Super Veprs! That thumb hole stock is the sex.

  • Tyler McCommon

    7.62x54r Vepr 2.0’s? Please?

  • Dracon1201

    I’m waiting on the 6.5 and 30-06 Veprs.

  • Brian Flate

    Hopefully, finally, a spare parts supply chain!?!? I’ve been refusing any further vepr purchases due to lack of spare parts supply.

  • Jose

    What about the tactical Vepr V rifles; the ones that look like short barreled RPK’s? Will they be included in the offering with the traditional Vepr Sporters?

  • Paul White

    Damn. Th at should be tagged NSFW. SO hot

  • Blake

    Thanks for the link! There’s some real nice eye candy there, incl. one of the best looking SKSs I’ve ever seen (& cheap too, $170 @ current $US/RUB rates):

    Apparently they still have Mosins & SVTs in production too…

    • Xeno Da Morph

      Lol, I know I saw that too. I’m kinda dumbfounded at all of the prices. I wonder if it’s a volume price or it gets even better with volume.

  • spencer60

    I have to admit their customer service leaves a lot to be desired.

    I needed a replacement bolt group for my Saiga-12 shotgun from them. They would not even discuss sending me this part, and stated that they didn’t have any ‘extras’ available.

    When I asked what they would do if someone sent in a warranty repair that needed one, they got all snippy and asked for an RMA number I’d already told them I didn’t have.

    I can see if I wanted a new barrel, or some other hard to install part, but this was simply a replacement for the bolt, which is removed every time the gun gets cleaned.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    The “upgrades” to the VEPR-12 as described above are simply a return to the original specifications for the earlier VEPR-12 when it was first imported into the U.S. The current late models of the gun are simplified and lack some of those original features ( such as the ambidextrous safety ), and have a fixed stock instead of the OEM folding stock ( regardless of whether the latter is welded in the open position per Federal rules or not ).