Izhmash Saiga-12 19” 12GA Semi Auto Shotgun

SOLD FOR:  $755

WOA# WY240210RN013

Make: Izhmash

Model: Saiga 12

Serial Number: H11418947

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Gauge: 12GA 3” Chamber

Action Type: Long-stroke gas piston, rotating bolt.

Markings: This shotgun has “947” on the bolt carrier. It has “S” and “F” for the two position safety, and “SAIGA-12 12/76 18,3” on the right side of the receiver. The left side of the receiver has “SAIGA-12” written in Russian below the serial number. There are Saiga and Izhmash forge marks along with “MADE IN RUSSIA BY IZHMASH” there is also the “C.I.A. Georgia, U.T.” Import mark from Century Arms.

Barrel Length: 19” threaded with a knurled thread protector.

Choke: None

Sights / Optics: This shotgun has notched rear sight on the front trunnion and a black bead front sight on top of the gas block

Stock Configuration & Condition: This Shotgun has a black polymer Tapco furniture set with an adjustable buttstock and pistol grip. The handguard has 3 sections of picatinny rail on either side and on the bottom. The screw heads in the tang and handguard are damaged from disassembly. The collapsable stock has a soft rubberized buttpad. The condition of the stock set is very good and it has almost unnoticeable light scratches in the polymer. It’s overall in good condition.

Type of Finish: Matte black metal

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mirror bright.  There are some minor scratches from the midlength to the chamber.  There is no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10

Overall Condition: The barrel of this shotgun has minor scratches down its length. The receiver has finish wear from the safety selector. The underside of the receiver has slight wear from magazine insertion. The internals have light wear from use, yet the action is smooth. The hammer and trigger pins are unmarred. Overall, this shotgun is in good condition.

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

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes with a cardboard box, a trigger lock, oil bottle, 1 original 5 round magazine and 1 12 round Surefire magazine.

Our Assessment: The Saiga 12 shotgun is a rugged and reliable semi-automatic firearm based on the Kalashnikov rifle platform. With its 12-gauge chambering, semi-automatic action, and compatibility with a wide range of accessories, the Saiga 12 is a versatile shotgun suitable for a variety of tactical, sporting, and self-defense applications. It’s the perfect shotgun choice if you’re looking for a functional, rugged, and reliable semi auto shotgun to add to your collection. – R.E.

Izhmash Saiga-12 19” 12GA Semi Auto Shotgun
Izhmash Saiga-12 19” 12GA Semi Auto Shotgun