Russian AK47 Izhmash Saiga .223 20.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AKM Hunting Carbine

SOLD FOR: $1025.99

WOA#: WY221229GC009

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!

Make: Izhmash

Model: Saiga

Serial Number: H08161102

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 “SAIGA .223REM”, “RUSSIAN AMERICAN ARMORY COMPANY SCOTTSBURG, IN” and “S” and “F” next to the safety lever. The bolt carrier is marked “810”.  Rear sight is marked “1-3”.

Barrel Length: 17”

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 synthetic polymer with integrated traditional checkered grip. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: none.

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: none

Russian AK47 Izhmash Saiga .223 20.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AKM Hunting Carbine
Russian AK47 Izhmash Saiga .223 20.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AKM Hunting Carbine