Izhmash

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by MaltoDotMil, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. MaltoDotMil

    MaltoDotMil New Member

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    Has anyone heard of these guns? I have been hearing strange rumors that they are inaccurate and made from non-quality parts. Does anyone have any experience with an Izhmash?
     
  2. Pounce

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    Gee. I don't recall ever hearing of Izhmash and I am a collector of sorts.
    I looked it up and it would seem they would be rather well made. The Rusians don't make cheapo's as far as I know. Thanks for that post. Never to old to learn I guess.:)
     

  3. Clayton

    Clayton New Member

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    I know they make shotguns thet look like AK's and i've heard that the build quality is quite good.

    Steve
     
  4. cnorman18

    cnorman18 New Member

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    Izhmash Armory is the original manufacturer of the Russian Army's weapons since long before WWII. They were making AK-47s before anyone else, and they know how to do it. They still make some of the toughest and most reliable weapons in the world. They may not be as pretty as a Remington or a Browning, but if you have an AK or a Saiga made by Izhmash, it'll work.

    They're imported to the US by Russian-American Armory:

    http://www.raacfirearms.com/index.htm
     
  5. rachilders

    rachilders New Member

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    +1.

    I have two Saiga's and they are, essentially, "civilian" versions of the AK. Not necessarily pretty, but solid as rocks and tough as nails. They were very inexpensive for the quality of the gun you were buying (most could be had for $200 or so), but the price has started going up a good bit in the past few years. The gun I paid $190 for in '04 - when they were imported by EAA - now sells for closer to $400 at the local gun shows.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2007
  6. cnorman18

    cnorman18 New Member

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    I want one

    I'm looking at picking up a Saiga in the next month or so. I've noticed some online dealers have them for under $300. I'm dithering over whether to get a saiga or take a chance on a Romanian AK. The quality issue has me leaning toward saiga.

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