Baikal Pump Action Shotgun Series
The first Izhmekh pump-action shotgun was the IZh-21, a clone of the Remington Model 870 "C" Grade, introduced in the 1960s (circa 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, Izhmekh introduced the IZh-80 pump-action shotgun. It was special in that it could use two different types of magazines: standard 4 round tube magazines, and 4-round detachable box magazines. The IZh-80 is was designed specifically for the Soviet military, and even put into official service. However, it was produced only in small numbers, and as no further orders followed, 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 mass production, to compete with other shotgun designs on the open market. The IZh-81 was serially produced 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.
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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 (7 round with extended tube); 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|
|Smithereens (Vdrebezgi)||Aleksandr Kabik||bartender||"Fox Terrier" variant||2011|
|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: 20.1 in (51 cm) - 29.5 in (75 cm)
- Feed System: 4 rounds in underbarrel tube magazine (up to 5 - 11 rounds with magazine extension tube installed); 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|
|Yakuza 3||Broken M1985, Expulsion S-12, Zap gun||2010|
|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|
|Yakuza 0||Broken M1985, Expulsion Shotgun, Zap Gun||Models recycled from Yakuza 3, becoming anachronistic due to Y0's 1988 setting.||2017|
|Yakuza Kiwami||Broken M1985, Expulsion S-12||2017|
|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.