Izhmash Saiga .223 20.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AKM AK-47 Hunting Carbine

SOLD FOR: $1025

WOA#: WY220918TW002

Make: Izhmash

Model:  Saiga

Serial Number: H08161810

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .223 Rem

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “H08161810” with inspection marks, “SAIGA” and “MADE IN RUSSIA BY IZHMASH”. The right side of the receiver is marked “RUSSIAN AMERICAN ARMORY COMPANY SCOTTSBURG, IN” and “S” and “F” next to the safety lever. The bolt carrier is marked “810”. The left side of the buttstock is marked “TAPCO”.  Rear sight is marked “1-3”.  The left and right side of the pistol grip is marked, “HOGUE GRIPS”.  The left side of the trigger is marked, “TAPCO USA G2”.  The top of the compensator is marked, “TAPCO USA 3E207”.  The right side of the front sight is marked, “22-3” upside down.

Barrel Length: 20.25”.   23” with Tapco muzzle brake.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post, and the rear sight is an adjustable tangent “u” notch leaf sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a synthetic polymer adjustable Tapco buttstock with Hogue Rubber Molded Ergonomic pistol grip with a single hunting rifle style AK forearm. This receiver is converted to take .223 Galil magazines.  The LOP measures about 14.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the fully extended buttstock. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.  There are some light scratches on the handguard and a light scuff on the bottom of the pistol grip.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One detachable 35rd Galil magazine in Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Black Anodized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minor wear across the metal surfaces of the dust cover, scope mount, and by the safety selector where its operation scuffed the finish in a single straight line. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are crisp. This rifle is in Fine overall condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The forestock is missing screws and mounting hardware. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Total of one magazine

Our Assessment: This semi-auto rifle was named after the saiga antelope, an animal almost as rare as these Russian import firearms. Built on the traditional Kalashnikov-style rifles, this sporterized firearm can become a simple defense tool, your trusty hunting rifle, or just a sweet range toy. This rifle, with its detachable magazines and sleek build, offers speed and sturdiness, even if some might say the Saiga format is a little finicky. In beautiful condition with its post ban hunting carbine furniture, it’s up to you to put this gun through its paces or keep it as your newest safe queen… Plus, the potential “coolness” factor of a classic Russian AK platform should tempt everyone to add this Saiga to their lineup. Bid and add this jewel to your collection!

Izhmash Saiga .223 20.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AKM AK-47 Hunting Carbine
Izhmash Saiga .223 20.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AKM AK-47 Hunting Carbine