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Saiga 12 IZ 412 Converted Shotgun Hi Cap Model

California Legal : Saiga 12 IZ 412 Converted Shotgun Hi Cap Model Saiga 12 IZ 412 Converted Shotgun Hi Cap Model IZ412-CONV-FOLDING-5.jpg Saiga 12 IZ 412 Converted Shotgun Hi Cap Model, Imported from Russia packed full of cool features.Please click on the image fore more details. Rating: Not Rated Yet Price: Sales price: $1,049.00 Ask a question about this product Manufacturer: Miscellaneous Shotguns Description The Saiga-12 IZSL-412 is a semi-automatic shotgun professionally converted by our experts. Featuring American-made parts, like pistol grip, buttstock, trigger group, and 10-slot flash hider it mimics the tactical design of the AK-74 Shotguns. The combination of American parts used in this gun makes it fully 922® compliant. . The top cover features a Picatinny rail on top allowing various optical devices to be attached to aid in sighting. The top cover is also hinged to the rear sight block in order to provide the top-mounted Picatinny rail with the ability to hold zero. An adjustable rear notched sight and front sight post are also standard on the shotgun to assist in accurate firing when no optical device is affixed.This model does not have the mag well and will work with US Hicap mags & drums. Saiga 12 shotguns were designed by the world-renown Russian engineer Mikhail Kalashnikov, who was the mastermind behind the creation of legendary AK-47. These shotguns are developed on the base of the Kalashnikov assault rifle. Therefore, Saiga 12 inherited the best qualities of 1 / 2 California Legal : Saiga 12 IZ 412 Converted Shotgun Hi Cap Model the world’s most popular firearm. Made with a minimal amount of parts and simple operating procedures the design tries its best to keep to the basics in order to provide an easy to use, highly reliable shooting platform. Saiga-12 is designed for high reliability in harsh environments. The magazines can be filled with a mixture of 2 ¾” and 3” shells allowing for a variety of ammunition to be used. This shotgun is designed for professional and sport hunting and small and medium-sized game under various climactic conditions. The removable magazine allows for quick reloads in situations when it’s required, like competitive shooting or a crisis situation. Saiga-12 is therefore great for tactical and home defense. All Saiga-12 shotguns have a threaded barrel so you can add various chokes or muzzle brakes. Gas operated Tactical Shotgun 10-Slot Flash Hider 19 in. Barrel Length 41 in. Overall Length Weight - 7.80 lbs. 1- 5 Round Russian mag

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We will be glad to ship this item to CA the shotgun will have mag lock installed and a LEGAL mag for CA compliance. Please discuss the purchase with your transfer dealer before ordering . Please add the shotgun to your cart and then go to the California Legal section and add the AK47/74 Bullet Button option to your cart this is also listed at the bottom of this page . Powered by TCPDF ( 2 / 2





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The IZ-406 is a premium Saiga 12 Gauge Shotgun that features Izhmash original SVD laminate buttstock with leather cheekpiece and SVD laminate handguard. The IZ-406 also comes with a hinged dustcover with a rail, adjustable rear sights, and a side scope mount. Includes Sling Studs, Cleaning Tools, Cleaning Brush, Cleaning Rod, Adjustment Wrench, Oil Bottle, Manual, and one 5rd Mag. These are the last batch of IZ-406's that will be imported into the US. Get them before they are gone. These shotguns are sold as is, there are small cracks in some of the wood furniture. Anybody that refinishes wood should be able to bring these back to like new condition. These shotguns were never fired, they have just been sitting boxes.

Delta Arms Saiga DAC-12 Entry 12 Gauge Shotgun

by Jeff Quinn

photography by Jeff Quinn & Boge Quinn

November 28th, 2010

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Delta Arms Saiga DAC-12 Entry 12-gauge semi-auto shotgun.

Safety lever: up for safe (top), down for fire (bottom).

Sights are rugged and reliable.

Side rail for scope mount.

Delta Arms Company specializes in converting the AK-style IZHMASH-produced Saiga shotguns to run smoother, handle better, and perform as an AK shotgun should. As imported from Russia, the Saiga is a very good shotgun, but Delta takes that basic firearm and makes it better-suited as a fighting weapon. While the Saiga shotgun could certainly be used as a sporting gun, and it is disguised that way for import reasons, I have never seen one on a trap or skeet range, and would be willing to bet that few if any are carried by wool-clad gentlemen while hunting quail in the uplands over a pair of well-bred bird dogs. The AK shotgun was built for fighting, and Delta Arms Company puts the cojones back into the castrated version of the Saiga that is imported into the US.

Delta can do just about anything to the Saiga that the customer desires, but on their basic Entry shotgun, they do everything that is needed to make the Saiga into a rugged, reliable, and easy to use fighting weapon. Within its range, nothing beats a well-tuned shotgun for social work. I don’t know if it is still in their training manual, but the FBI once trained their agents to, if facing multiple opponents armed with handguns, sub-machine guns, and shotguns, always take out the shotgun first, as the shotgunner is the one most likely to ruin your day, and your life. A short, handy shotgun throwing a load of buckshot or even heavy birdshot is devastating at close range. Across the length of a typical room, a shotload will make a fist-sized hole through flesh and bone, destroying everything in its path. It is a widespread myth that you can just point a shotgun in the general direction of the target and take out everything in the vicinity. That is not true. The shotgun still must be aimed correctly. However, what it does contact, it destroys, within its range. A two-ounce load of shot is a heavy payload, and much more than most any packable handgun can carry. That is a full 875 grains of lead, compared to a typical 115 to 230 grain load of a conventional fighting handgun. The Delta shotgun, with its ten-round magazine and another in the chamber, packs 9675 grains of lead firing two-ounce loads. That is a full one and three-eighths pounds of lead that can be unleashed upon the target in about six seconds! That amount of firepower should discourage even the most seasoned home invader.

Delta Arms Company fits the Saiga shotgun with a correct AK-style pistol grip and buttstock. They contour and polish the hammer for smoother function, while providing a very smooth and easy-to-use trigger. The trigger pull on the test weapon measured a butter-smooth pull of just under three pounds. Perfect. The metal parts are Duracoated in a matte black for durability and corrosion protection. Delta changes the gas plug to an adjustable regulator type, to allow the use of a wide variety of shotgun shells. I tried some very light target loads in the test weapon, and they would not function reliably. However, this is a fighting shotgun, and is not built for powder-puff loads. Field loads, heavy waterfowl loads, steel shot, slugs, and buckshot all performed flawlessly. The Saiga will handle two and three-quarter or three-inch shotgun shells, and the test weapon cycled reliably with shot loads weighing from one and one-eighth to two ounces. The nineteen inch barrel and thirty-eight inch overall length handled very well. The DAC-12 weighs in at just over eight pounds with an empty magazine in place, and feels pretty much like an AK-47 rifle in use, until you pull the trigger. Then, you know that it packs a much bigger punch than your typical AK. The recoil, however, is straight back, and the buttstock does not slap the cheek at all. The sights are robust and easy to use. The only thing that I do not like about the DAC-12 is the safety, which is typical AK-47. The lever is large and easily manipulated, but I never did warm up to the AK safety lever, which is just a personal thing. However, the safety does work as intended, and securely blocks the trigger from movement.

As stated above, with good ammunition, the DAC-12 Entry shotgun works flawlessly. It is a formidable weapon, offing lots of firepower and much faster reloading than with a tube-magazine shotgun. A spare loaded magazine can be inserted almost as quickly as can a magazine in a semi-auto pistol, getting the weapon back into the fight as quickly as possible.

Delta Arms Company will sell you a new customized Saiga shotgun, or will perform this custom work on your own Saiga, if desired. The price for the upgrades or the complete weapon is quite reasonable, and prices and specifications can be found online at

Jeff Quinn

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Ten-shot magazine.

Magazine catch.

Sling attachment loops.

Delta modifications include a Tapco buttstock.

Hammer is re-contoured for reliability.

Robust gas piston rod.

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The Saiga-12 is a 12-gauge shotgun available in a wide range of configurations, visually patterned after the Kalashnikov series of assault rifles. Like the Kalashnikov rifle variants, it is a rotating bolt, gas-operated gun that feeds from a box magazine. All Saiga-12 configurations are recognizable as Kalashnikov-pattern guns by the large lever-safety on the right side of the receiver, the optic mounting rail on the left side of the receiver and the large top-mounted dust cover held in place by the rear of the recoil spring assembly.

The Saiga-12 is manufactured by the arms division of Izhmash, in Russia. It was previously imported into the US by European American Armories, although their agreement expired in 2005 and Izhmash then began exporting through the Russian-American Armory Company. The current export import partner is Wolf Performance Arms.<ref></ref> Izhmash also manufactures Saiga 20s and Saiga 410s in 20-gauge and .410 bore, as well as the Saiga semi-automatic hunting rifles in a number of centerfire calibers.

Modifications to the basic Kalashnikov platform

The Saiga-12 incorporates several features absent on the AK-47 and similar firearms.

Since shotgun shells are nearly twice as wide as 7.62x39 rifle cartridges, the extraction port in the side of the dust cover had to be increased in size. However, since the bolt had to remain the same length to fit inside the AK-47 sized receiver, the rear section of the bolt is covered by a sliding metal flap that rides on the recoil spring. This allows the gun to be sealed against dirt when the bolt is forward, but the compression of the recoil spring during firing moves the flap rearward to clear the extracted shells.

For the likely reason of simplifying production of Izhmash's other Kalashnikov-pattern guns, the Saiga-12 extractor does not rotate, but instead delegates the bolt-locking function to a caliber-neutral lug directly behind the bolt-face.

The Saiga-12 incorporates an adjustable two-position gas system, for the reason that firing high power loads such as slugs and buckshot generates so much force that the receiver will be damaged if the full power of the gas system is employed without some sort of recoil buffer. The problem is that making the gun durable with the higher power loads would make it useless with low-power loads such as bean-bags and flares since the gun would fail to cycle – becoming in essence a manual straight-pull action or producing a “stovepipe” malfunction.

Common Saiga 12 configurations

The Saiga-12 is manufactured in several different configurations ranging from more traditional-looking hunting models to military-style models utilizing AK or even SVD hardware. All these versions are available for purchase by civilians in Russia. Civilian barrel lengths are 17 and 23&nbsp;inches. The 23“ version comes with a traditional rifle stock or with an AK-style separate pistol grip and folding stock (version S for “skladnaya”, “folding”). The 17” version (K for “korotkaya”, “short”) has an AK-style pistol grip and folding stock and a specially-designed safety, preventing operation with stock folded (due to Russian gun laws, it is illegal to own a weapon able to fire while being less than 800&nbsp;mm long). “Taktika” versions with 23“ or 17” barrels feature various AK, SVD or original “Legion” furniture (handguards, folding and non-folding stocks) and AK-style open sights with high post and tangent rear. Optional screw-in chokes are available. Standard AK rail for optics may be mounted on the left side of the receiver. Two, five, seven, eight and twelve round box magazines are available, as well as ten, twelve, and twenty round aftermarket drums. All magazines may be interchanged with all 12 gauge models (sometimes minor fitting may be necessary), although factory-original magazines from Russia only exist in 5-, 7- and 8-round box configurations. Prior to importation to the US, all Saiga shotguns are configured with a traditional fixed “hunting-style” rifle stock and 5-round magazine. Factory 8-round box magazines are not imported in the US (though they are legal for import in other countries), making them quite rare on the civilian market.

Recently, a newly configured version of the Saiga 12 was introduced. Called the Saiga Taktika mod 040, it features an extended magazine well, last round bolt hold open (recently produced very rarely and replaced with manual bolt hold), hinged dust cover with Picatinny rail for mounting optics, picatinny rail gas block, and a newly designed 8-round magazine (not interchangeable with other Saiga-12 models).<ref>


This new design seems to address every deficiency the Saiga 12 had in function and flexible configuration. Gone is the traditional AK “rock and lock” mag system and with it the difficulties associated with mag insertion using 12 gauge shells. Now mag insertion is straight up into the magazine well and can be done with only one hand. The hinged dustcover with picatinny rail makes mounting optics simpler, and is also closer to the bore axis, making sighting of optics far easier. The gas-block rail system allows for the addition of combat lights and vertical fore grips. The last round bolt hold open gives the user instant feedback that the weapon is empty and allows for a quicker magazine change.

The Saiga is also available in 20-gauge and .410 caliber.

In Russia this shotgun can be relatively simply obtained, requiring only a “smoothbore-gun license” (which is relatively easy to obtain, compared to a “rifle license” that requires a five-year period of owning a smoothbore gun and a hunting permit).<ref>:// Gun Law of Russian Federation – Article 13. Acquisition of weapons by citizens (in Russian)</ref>

In the US state of California, as configured from the factory, it can be classified as an “assault weapon”, as it is a semiautomatic shotgun with the ability to accept a detachable magazine. However, if a magazine lock that only allows the magazine to be removed by use of a tool is installed, it is no longer classified as such, as its previously detachable magazine is then rendered a fixed magazine.<ref>2008 Dangerous Weapons Control Law, CA Office of the Attorney General</ref>


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