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Izmash AK-107 ready for export!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dcarch, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    Still not convinced.

    Regardless, it's also conceivable that they could come in as parts kits and be built on a US-made receiver.
  2. dcarch

    dcarch Well-Known Member

    Just say no to Century. :D
  3. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    Parts kits that would have to be imported without barrels.

    If the specific model does not appear on the BATFE import list, it CANNOT be imported into the US without a changing the law to specifically allow it.

  4. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    The "specific model" listed is "Saiga Semi-auto Rifle." Sounds pretty vague to me.

    I can think of at least a few distinct Izhmash Saiga models (IZ-110, IZ-114, IZ-250, IZ-340, IZ-132, IZ-235, etc.) that have been imported under the single "specific model" name.

    Irregardless of all this, models have been added to the list of importable firearms in the past.
  5. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    Saiga Semi-auto Rifle
    Saiga-M Semi-auto Rifle
    Saiga-308 Semi-auto Rifle
    Saiga-308-1 Semi-auto Rifle
    Saiga-308-2 Semi-auto Rifle
    Saiga-9 Semi-auto Rifle

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/guides/.../policy-procedure-restricted-importation.html <--------

    So, if IZH stamped a SVD with "Saiga" do you think that the ATF would let it in? Why or why not.


    The amount of political capital expended in doing it was no doubt vast.
  6. Quiet

    Quiet Well-Known Member

    As seen at IWA 2013.

    Izhmash AK-107
  7. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    I'll stick with my SGL-21. It's trying to make the AK design into a different direction from it's simplistic beauty. EVERYTIME that I shoot it, I reminded of why I love it so much.

    This afternoon me and a buddy were shooting our ARs and I brought out the SGL-21 and while not as accurate, it's just plain works perfectly 100% everytime.
  8. fatcat4620

    fatcat4620 Well-Known Member

    You guys are trying way to hard to inport ban this rifle. It's just a saiga with an updated gas system, nothing more ;)
  9. dcarch

    dcarch Well-Known Member

    Really, really want it, even though apparently it has as much chance of coming into the country as Joe Biden starring in the next "Art of the Dynamic Shotgun" video. :D
  10. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    I read the list prior to posting. And yet your response fails to take into account my previous point, that various distinct Izhmash Saiga models (IZ-110, IZ-114, IZ-250, IZ-340, IZ-132, IZ-235, etc.) are all imported under the "Saiga Semi-auto Rifle" heading. They are not named out specifically, despite the fact that many of them are quite different, with different features, calibers, and appearances.

    These models mentioned above are NOT the "Saiga-308 Semi-auto Rifle", "Saiga-308-1 Semi-auto Rifle" "Saiga-308-2 Semi-auto Rifle", or the "Saiga-9 Semi-auto Rifle"

    It is not a stretch to group a "sporterized" Saiga MK107 under the "Saiga Semi-auto Rifle" name, since that's exactly what is it. Now would that be successful? There's no way to know unless you are a BAFTE lawyer. They are notoriously inconsistent in their decisions.

    When a poster resorts to correcting grammar is when I realize their argument is getting pretty thin.

    Last edited: Mar 10, 2013
  11. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    I have unsuccessfully tried to Form 6 firearms (a TIGR) from Russia. I am only telling you what the feds told me.
  12. stubbicatt

    stubbicatt Well-Known Member

    It's a pretty neat firearm. It would be cool if the powers that be allow it to be imported. Like some of the other contributors, in this ponderous gas system I see needless complexity, where others see innovation. The two modifications to the typical Kalashnikov evident in the example that appeal to me are the left side bolt handle and the cross bolt safety.

    Nonetheless, and irregardless ( :rolleyes: ) it would be a neat addition to inventory at the LGS.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  13. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    I saw a youtube video of one being fired on full auto in 5.45. It did seem to work very well although with it's muzzle break a 74 has minimal recoil and muzzle climb to begin with.
  14. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    The one reason I can see it being rejected is that the counterweight serves absolutely no real purpose in a civilian semi-auto configuration. All it does is reduce the already-negligible recoil, and the positive effect is seen only when sending a lot of lead downrange rapidly. In other words, it has no "sporting" benefit.
  15. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    I would say a faster follow-up shot on a wounded animal is a sporting purpose.
  16. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing.

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