Izhmash Saiga Hunting Carbine 7.62×39 16.5” Semi-Auto Rifle Russian AK-47

SOLD FOR: $1200

WOA#:  WY230310JW001

Make: Izhmash

Model:  Saiga ????? Hunting Carbine

Serial Number: H09121547

Year of Manufacture: Post 2012

Caliber: 7.62x39mm

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “H09121547 SAIGA 7,62×39 MADE IN RUSSIA BY IZHMASH TGI KNOX TN”. The bolt carrier is marked “547” and the right side of the receiver is marked “?????” with proof marks nearer the bottom.  The bolt is marked, “547”.  Marked “S” and “F” near the safety selector switch. The right side of the front sight is marked, “18-3”. The picatinny rail is marked, “Parabellum Armament LLC – AKARS – Made in the USA – Patent Pending”.

Barrel Length: 16.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post.  The top of the dust cover has a picatinny rail for all your favorite sights and optics.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is synthetic polymer with traditional checkered grip and handguard with appropriate hand swells.   The bottom of the stocks have sling swivels. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the polymer smooth buttplate. The left side of the receiver has a mounting rail.  The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.  There are no chips or cracks.   There are some rub marks and light scratches on the buttstock and handguard.  The checkering is crisp.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  Total of 5 10rd magazines.  1 magazine is original.  The other 4 are PMAG MOE AK m magazines.  All magazines rate in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Black

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 99% of its metal finish. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are crisp. There are some minor loose storage marks on the right side of the receiver.  This rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: This rifle comes with a total of 5 magazines, original manual and paperwork, and its attached Nylon J-Tech sling.

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, sturdiness, and the reliability AK enthusiasts love from Russian made Kalashnikov rifles. It’s up to you to run this gun through its paces or keep it as your newest safe queen…either way it would definitely be a jewel in your collection! The Excellent condition of this firearm and the potential “coolness” factor of an AK platform should tempt everyone to add this Saiga to their lineup. Good Luck!

Izhmash Saiga Hunting Carbine 7.62x39 16.5” Semi-Auto Rifle Russian AK-47
Izhmash Saiga Hunting Carbine 7.62×39 16.5” Semi-Auto Rifle Russian AK-47