Baikal Semi Auto Shotgun Series
The first Izhmekh semi-auto shotgun was the IZh-20, a clone of Remington 1100, which appeared around 1964, simultaneously with IZh-21. The IZh-20 was a relatively obscure model; it is known that a small number of shotguns were built and tested, but but it didn’t come to serial production.
In 1998 was developed the Baikal MP-151, constructed on the base of Baikal IZH-81, and produced in small numbers in 1999. It featured the adjustable gas system. However, the manual gas adjustment was unnecessary, and it was replaced by Baikal MP-153 in 2000.
Was also created the MP-154 variant, it is a dual-mode shotgun, adjustable for semi-automatic or pump-action operation as the Franchi SPAS-12.
MP-153 was replaced by Baikal MP-155 since 2012. In 2017 was presented the Baikal MP-156, which is similar to the MP-155, but uses the inertia system.
The Baikal MP-155K is a semi-automatic, detachable box magazine-fed shotgun, developed on the base of MP-155 to compete with Turkish semi-automatic shotguns and Saiga shotguns for the US market, and presented in 2014.
(2000 - 2011)
Type: semi-automatic, gas operated; pump-action/semi-auto (MP-154)
Gauge: 12, chamber 76 or 89mm (3" or 3.5")
Length: 50.4 in (128 cm) (with 29.5 in (75 cm) barrel)
Barrel length: 24 in (61 cm), 26 in (66 cm), 28 in (71 cm) or 29.5 in (75 cm)
Weight: 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
Capacity: 3 + 1 (12/89) or 4 + 1 (12/76) rounds in under-barrel tube magazine (up to 9 rounds with magazine extension tube installed)
The Baikal MP-153 series semi-automatic shotguns can be seen in the following films, television series and video games by the following actors:
|War (Voyna)||in different configurations in gun shop||2002|
|Russia 88||Mikhail Pavlik||"Pork"||2009|
|Quagmire (Kuta)||Vladislav Portnyagin||Sasha||2012|
|Game Title||Appears as||Mods||Note||Release Date|
|Escape from Tarkov||MP-153 12ga semi-automatic shotgun||different barrels lengths from 610mm to 750mm, plastic and wooden stock, stock adapter for buffer stocks and plastic pistol grip, 4-8-round mag, rail for sights, tactical choke, muzzle brakes, Salvo 12 and Hexagon suppressors||2016|
(2014 - Present)
- Type: Shotgun
- Caliber: 12 gauge
- Weight: 3.5 kg
- Length: 1040 mm (510 mm barrel)
- Barrel Length: 510/610 mm
- Feed System: 5-round detachable box magazines
|Game Title||Appears As||Mods||Notes||Release Date|
|Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades||MP155K||2016|
- Izhevsk Mechanical Plant - A list of all firearms manufactured by Izhmekh.