Baikal Pump Action Shotgun Series
The first Izhmekh pump-action shotgun was the IZh-21, a clone of the Remington 870 introduced in the 1960s (circa in 1964). As of current knowledge this model was produced until the late 1970s in small numbers. The number of IZh-21 shotguns actually produced remains uncertain.
In the late 1980s, the company introduced the IZh-80 pump-action shotgun. It was special in that it could use two different types of magazines: an standard 4 round tube magazine, and the additional 4-round detachable box magazines. The IZh-80 is was designed specifically for the Soviet military. Although it was produced in small numbers, and even then officially put into service, no further orders followed, and it was discontinued.
The Baikal IZh-81 was developed in 1993, based on the IZh-80. It was the first Russian pump-action shotgun which went into the mass production, to compete with other shotgun designs on the open market. The IZh-81 was serially produced by the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant from 1994 to 2000.
In 1996, the IZh-80 was "rediscovered" as the IZH-82 shotgun (also known as the "Baikal MP-131K"). The MP-131K also featured a selector switch for switching from a magazine tube or box magazine. The MP-131K was introduced for commercial sales, but never gained popularity, and was eventually also discontinued.
The Baikal MP-133 appeared in 2000 as an modernized version of the IZh-81. It is similar, but has an adapter for magazine extenders. Later, the Baikal MP-135 was released in 2013 as an updated version of the MP-133.
Please check the talk page for additional variants not shown on the main page.
IZh-81: 1993 - 2000
IZh-82/MP-131K: 1996 - at least 2006
- Type: Shotgun
- Country of Origin: USSR/Russia
- Caliber(s): 12 gauge (12/70, 12/76)
- Weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg) to 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
- Length: 47.2 in (120 cm) (with 700 mm barrel and fixed stock); 31.5 in (80 cm) (with 560 mm barrel and folded stock)
- Barrel Lengths: 22 in (56 cm) 23.6 in (60 cm) 27.6 in (70 cm)
- Feed System: 4 round tube (up to 7 rounds with extension); 4 round (IZh-81K) or 5 round (IZh-81KM) detachable box magazine; 4 or 7 round tube & 3-round detachable box magazine (MP-131K)
- Fire Modes: Pump action
The Baikal IZH-81 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Ghoul (Upyr)||Aleksey Serebryakov||Vampire Hunter||"Jaguar"||1997|
|Igor Shibanov||Mafia Boss|
|Dead Man's Bluff (Zhmurki)||Sergey Makovetskiy||Koron||"Jaguar"||2005|
|Winter of the Dead. Meteletsa||Khan bodyguards||"Fox Terrier" variant||2012|
|Zombie Fever||Alexander Levenchuk||Pyotr||"Fox Terrier" variant, used standalone and taped to an AKMS||2013|
(2000 - 2013)
- Type: Shotgun
- Caliber: 12, 76 or 89 mm (3" or 3.5") chamber
- Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
- Length: 40.9 in (104 cm)
- Barrel length: 29.5 in (75 cm)
- Feed System: 4,5,6 rounds in underbarrel tube magazine; 5-round detachable box magazine (MP-133K)
- Fire Modes: Pump-action
The Baikal MP-133 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Paragraph 78 (Paragraf 78)||Militia officer||with pistol grip||2007|
|Suicides (Samoubiytsy)||Albina Evtushevskaya||The Granny||with pistol grip and 5-shot tube||2012|
|Republic Z (Respublika Z)||2018|
|Game Title||Appears as||Note||Release Date|
|Far Cry 3||M133||Fitted with Remington 870 forend and top rail||2012|
|Far Cry 4||M133||Fitted with Remington 870 forend and top rail||2014|
|Escape from Tarkov||2018|
|Far Cry 5||M133||Fitted with Remington 870 forend and top rail||2018|
- Izhevsk Mechanical Plant - A list of all firearms manufactured by Izhmekh.