Russian Hunting Shotguns

It Finally Happened!

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All since mid-1990s I’ve been hearing how TsKIB’s workforce, both designers and the “hands” who actually build the guns, are dissatisfied with the management and are quitting their jobs en masse. And all the time I’ve been waiting for some of them to start their own gunmaking business. Well, looks like it finally happened!

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Russian Hunting Shotguns

Baikal Model Identification.

Model identification of Russian hunting shotguns that were exported through official channels is usually very easy. Most guns proudly bear their model designations stamped on the action or barrel(s). Sometimes, however, it’s a tricky thing (if you need help with identifying or dating your Russian shotgun, click here and leave a comment). This is a query I recently received from a very knowlegeable Russian gun enthusiast in Pakistan:

Sir, please confirm the model
Nothing is written on it like IJ-58 or anything else😏

Pak Izh-58d

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Hunting in Russia

In Russian Hunting Magazine – May 2016.

Every issue of the Russian Hunting Magazine contains two selected articles translated into English. This month’s selection is Andrey Belyaev’s story of the spring duck season in Western Siberia, and another very interesting tale from Alexander Egorov on the value of hunting trips that go all wrong.  Click to enlarge and enjoy.

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