Russian Hunting Shotguns

The First IzhMech Repeater.

It’s  a 3-shot semi-automatic announced as a new development of “Izhevsk gunmakers”  in 1959 (so it’s metaphorically if not technically the great-grand-daddy of MP153). It has alloy receiver with A-5-ish humpback profile and from the description it works on Browning’s long recoil principle. The prototype had replacable chokes with Cutts compensator.

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What you think is tubular magazine is not – it’s just a hold for the barrel to travel over. Apparently, the two-shot mag is somehow housed in the receiver and/or the grip (sorta Cosmy-style).

I’m trying to figure out if it was an original development or, like many Russian guns, had  a prototype in a Western gun. Any ideas?

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5 thoughts on “The First IzhMech Repeater.

  1. SLON 1936 says:

    By the way, you don’t know as far as MTs-24/TOZ-87 are associated with MTs-22 (2nd gen)? They are both similar and use a gas-operation system. The fact that they called it by the name of an existing model is also strange.

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