Zentico announces the B-13N rail for Tigr and SVD rifles

Zentico, based in Moscow, Russia, are about to release the B-13N suitable for Tigr and SVD rifles.

Mounting optics on Russian firearms is typically a nightmare compared to, let’s say, more Westerns designed firearms. Luckily Zentico are doing their best to develop new solutions, and a lot of my friend use their products and seem happy with the performance.

The new B-13N is a low-profile side-mounted optics rail and will only work for the specified platform.



Note the Perst-3 combined visible/IR laser and IR illumination module, on the left side of the rail.





The B-13N is designed to sit flush onto the dust cover and has an additional side-rail for IR illumination or other aim-assisting accessories.

Your original iron sights will still be visible and useable with the B-13N installed, and even with an optic attached as shown in the top picture there is some space so you can use the iron sights.






The B-13N will not work for the Vepr 54R, as it’s based on the RPK receiver. The regular B-13 should work for the Molot Vepr, but please check with Zentico first to make sure.

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According to Zentico Russia, the B-13N has just finished testing and will become available very soon.

For more information check: http://zenitco.ru/

US distributors are AK Stuff, Legion USA and AK Operators Union. If there are and SVDs or Tigers in the USA to put this rail on?

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • xebat

    It’s Zenit-Co, not Zentico blijad.

  • Whatever

    I hope they don’t stock a large inventory for their sake, unless something changes with the import laws.

  • Zenit gear looks cool as hell, has a cheap finish, weighs a ton, and works. Just don’t get the pistol grip.

  • Twilight sparkle

    There’s definitely a market for this but it’s so small it’s almost not worth doing, the only svds I know of here are from china and not many tigers made it here but the ones that did would probably have to be de-neutered to be an actual svd

    • iksnilol

      I think it isn’t intended for the US market. More Dragunovs in Europe and Africa than in the US.

  • Jake


    if your svd looks like this, and you change it to look like the above, I will judge you for it, ‘utility’ be damned

  • Johm

    Huh. The Indian Army can buy these for their sniper rifles and save some money.

    • DW

      You mean the Indian army can sell these SVDs [to the US] and make some money