Russian Izhmash Saiga-12 12ga 19″ Semi-Auto AK Shotgun Threaded Barrel

SOLD FOR: $805

WOA#:  WY230524JR001

Make: Izhmash

Model: Saiga – 12

Serial Number: H09400379

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Gauge: 12

Action Type:  Semi-Auto, Gas-Operated

Markings: Left front side of the receiver marked with Russian letters along with several proof marks. See photos for close-up images. Also along the left side of the receiver marked with serial number “H09400379”, “CANrA-12”, and “MADE IN RUSSIA BY IZHMASH” with proofs.  Right side of the receiver is marked “RUSSIAN AMERICAN / ARMORY COMPANY / SCOTTSBURG, IN”, “SAIGA – 12 12/76”, “18,3” and “S” and “F”. The BCG has a matching serial number “379”.  The Bolt head and carrier have matching serial numbers.

Barrel Length: 19” threaded with thread protector.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with front post and rear notch sights.  The left side of the receiver has a scope rail Mount.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This is a 2 piece synthetic furniture set with traditional checkered pistol grip and fixed buttstock with sling swivel underneath, straight comb, and polymer smooth buttplate. The handguard is a 1 piece polymer checkered lower handguard.  The bottom of the forend has a sling swivel.  The barrel is threaded.   The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition. There are no chips or cracks. This shotgun shows no signs of handling.  There are some loose storage marks on the buttstock and a scuff on the bottom of the handguard.

Type of Finish: Matte black metal

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The smooth bore is bright. There is no visible erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some light operation wear on the bolt and receiver as well as on the scope mount.  There are some light scratches on the receiver and dust cover.  The receiver and barrel are very clean.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent 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: This shotgun comes with its original 5rd 12G detachable factory polymer magazine.

Our Assessment: This semi-auto shotgun 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 or just a sweet range toy. This shotgun, with its detachable magazine, offers speed and sturdiness, even if some might say the Saiga format is a little finicky. The great condition of this firearm and the potential “coolness” factor of an AK platform should tempt everyone to add a Saiga to their collection. Russian imports are at the top of the desirables list.  Please see specs below and good luck!

Russian Izhmash Saiga-12 12ga 19" Semi-Auto AK Shotgun Threaded Barrel
Russian Izhmash Saiga-12 12ga 19″ Semi-Auto AK Shotgun Threaded Barrel