Saiga 22: New rifle from Izhmash!!!

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

I am excited to report that Izhmash Arms, the official manufacturer of the AK and Saiga rifles, has launched a new series of .22 Long Rifle chambered AK-styled rifles.

The new Saiga 22 comes in two flavors. The standard model is patterned after the AK-105. It features an AK-105 style side folding stock and polymer furniture. The “Version 4″ model is patterned after the AKM and features a fixed stock and wooden furniture.

The guns are fed from a 10 round magazine that is the size of a AK-sized 30 round magazine. They come with standard AK-style iron sights and can be fitted with a AK side mounted optics rail.

These guns look like a lot of fun! I think AK fans are going to be ecstatic about the chance to own a real Izhmash .22 LR AK. Hopefully these will find their way stateside.

Saiga 22
The muzzle brake is apparently a dummy
Specifications
Caliber.22 LR
Capacity10 rounds
Barrel16.3″
StockAK-105 style folding stock
Overall Length38″ (stock extended), 28.5″ (folded)
Weight7.27 lbs
Saiga-22 version 04
Specifications
Caliber.22 LR
Capacity10 rounds
Barrel16.3″
StockFixed wood stock
Overall Length35.6″
Weight7.27 lbs

More info about the guns here.

[ Many thanks to Leanfox for emailing me the link. ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Alex Alex on Apr 15, 2010

    If the parts on this rimfire are the same as the centerfire, I can see the guys over at the Saiga 12 forums buy them just to chop them up. The folding stocks, gas blocks, bolt, and bolt carrier. Parts from the factory are hard to find and expensive over here.

  • Spirt of adventure 22 Spirt of adventure 22 on Apr 20, 2010

    hey they imported the gsg-5 whithout changing the stock

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