Izhmash Saiga-12 12 GA 18.5” Semi-Auto AK AKM Shotgun Threaded Barrel

SOLD FOR: $812

WOA#:  WY240229MD017

Make: Izhmash

Model: Saiga-12

Serial Number: 12418551

Year of Manufacture: 2012

Gauge: 12GA

Action Type:  Semi-Auto, Magazine Fed Shotgun.

Barrel Length: 18.5”, 20” with removable muzzle brake.

Sights / Optics: The left side of the receiver has a AK Scope Rail.  The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed to the trunnion. There is a bead fixed to the top of the gas block.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is an ACE LTD tubular fixed stock with rubber buttpad.  The pistol grip is an Izhmash polymer grip.  The handguard is a one piece polymer with a sling ring on the left side of the nose cap.  There is a picatinny quad rail mounted in front of the gas block. The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the extended buttstock.  There is some light handling wear.  Overall the stocks rate in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Anodized Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright. There is no visible erosion. There is some stubborn fouling in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10. This shotgun appears unfired.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no handling wear or operation wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent- Like New condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

 Our Assessment:  The Izhmash Saiga-12 is a semi-automatic shotgun designed and manufactured in Russia by Izhmash, now known as Kalashnikov Concern. It is modeled after the Kalashnikov series of rifles and shares many of the same design principles, making it highly reliable and capable of operating under tough conditions. Introduced in the late 1990s, the Saiga-12 was designed primarily for the civilian and law enforcement markets and has gained considerable popularity for its robustness and versatility.

The design of the Saiga-12 leverages the well-proven gas-operated action of the AK-47, ensuring that it operates reliably in various environments with minimal maintenance. The standard model features a simple iron sighting system and a polymer stock, although many aftermarket modifications are available to enhance its functionality and aesthetics, such as extended magazines, optic mounts, and customized stocks. Due to its AK-style mechanism and modular design, the Saiga-12 remains a highly adaptable and popular shotgun among enthusiasts who appreciate the durability and operational heritage of its rifle counterparts.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Izhmash Saiga-12 12 GA 18.5” Semi-Auto AK AKM Shotgun Threaded Barrel
Izhmash Saiga-12 12 GA 18.5” Semi-Auto AK AKM Shotgun Threaded Barrel