Tag: Saiga

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TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 2 of 3)

(This is Part 2 of the TFB Rifle Weight Omnibus. You can read Part 1 here.) In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine [Read More…]

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Saiga 12 C EXP 01 Shotgun

The Saiga 12 C EXP 01 is the latest military/law enforcement version of the Saiga shotgun from Izhmash. It features a short (14″?) barrel with muzzle brake, folding skeleton stock, receiver rail and AK-style forend with under rail. [ Many thanks to Lionel for the [Read More…]

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K-Var Saiga Quad Rail

K_Var is selling Arsenal Inc’s SGL12-03 Saiga 12 Shotgun with a nifty quad rail fore-end. You can watch a video of it in action here. [ Many thanks to Robert for emailing me the link. ]

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Saiga SD-10 drum magazine

Two Russian firms, PMG LLC and PROline, have developed a 10 round drum magazine1 for the Saiga-12 shotgun. The SD-10 looks pretty nifty. It is slightly shorter than than standard 5 round magazine while holding twice the capacity. The final product will be made of black [Read More…]

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Guns in St Petersburg

I have seen photos of guns on Google Street Maps before, usually of men outside gun shops, but never any as close up as this photo which was captured by maps.Yandex.ru, a Russian equivalent to Google Street Maps. The images seem to have been taken outside a gun or [Read More…]

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Michael’s Custom Saiga-12

Some time ago I posted a video of Michael shooting one of his Saiga-12 shotguns. He got in touch with me and explained that since then he has become a passionate Saiga-12 nut and now sells custom Saiga-12′s. Michael, who work as a designer / jeweler / metal smith, [Read More…]

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Arsenal SGL41 (Saiga) .410 Shotgun

Arsenal Inc are now selling a heavily modified AK-74-styled version of the Saiga .410 gauge shotgun. Arsenal SGL41 Standard Saiga .410 Many of the components have been removed and replaced with AK-74 parts. These include: * hand guards * gas block and gas tube * front [Read More…]

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Blast from the recent past

Jay emailed me an old CDNN catalog from 2001. It is hard to believe the prices listed were the norm only 8 years ago. Click to expand images. Good luck finding a used Mateba for under $1200 Saiga 12: $600+ today if you can find it in stock. Thank to Jay for the history [Read More…]

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Bullpup Saiga Shotgun

CenterFire Systems sell a Bullpup stock kit for AKs: The AK-47 Bullpup Stock has an overall length of 27″ and weighs 7 lbs. when installed on a rifle Chibajoe at saiga-12.com installed it on his 20 gauge Saiga Shotgun. Click to expand. Very cool.

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What is a Saiga?

Answer… 1) AK pattern rifles and shotguns made at Izhevsk 2) The ugliest antelope alive The Russians are not know for producing beautiful firearms, but you would have thought they would have chosen a nicer looking animal than the Saiga for which to brand sporting [Read More…]