value of a lightly used Baikal IZH-43 "bounty hunter II"


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collateral
August 24, 2008, 06:30 PM
My girlfriend's father owns one of these, it's a 20 gauge sxs, russian made. The finish is pretty much 100%, he bought it from a friend and doesn't know much about it, google searches didn't yeild that much information about it to me, so I figured I'd ask here.

How is the general quality/reliability of these little coach guns? It's light and seems like it would be quite handy either as a home defense gun or for cowboy action shooting. The metal and the stock/handguard look very nice, I think the wood might be walnut.

How much would one of these be worth? Thank you!

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chas08
August 24, 2008, 06:41 PM
I don't know about "used" but the three IZH-43's we own, all cost about $250 "new". I understand that since Reminton has become involved, prices have risen. I would guess depending on the condition and "how bad someone else may want it", between $200 - $275.:)

Ours have been very reliable they are a 16, 20, & 28 ga.

MortalWombat
August 24, 2008, 08:05 PM
I have one in 12 ga that I bought used (in very good shape) two years ago in a gun shop for $230. They're built like tanks. A little stiff to open though. One thing I like about them is that (in 12 gauge anyway) they will shoot those 1.5" Aquila mini shells, but I don't think Aguila makes them in 20 ga. They make a fine home defense gun. I would keep a butt stock shell holder full of shells and learn to load and unload quickly. But I doubt that many home defense scenarios require more than two shots from a shotgun though. See this video from Clint Smith (http://www.gunsmagazine.com/webblastTRDS.html) where he shows how to quickly unload and load a SXS.

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