Baikal Pump Action Shotgun Series
The first Izhmekh pump-action shotgun was the IZh-21, a clone of the Remington Model 870, introduced in the mid-1960s (circa 1964). According to current knowledge, this model was produced until the late 1970s only in very small numbers. The number of IZh-21 shotguns actually produced remains uncertain. The failure of the IZh-21 was largely due to the fact that at the time, in most countries (especially in Europe), pump-action shotguns were still unpopular for hunting. The demand for them as a military/police weapon, just as well as a for home-defense, also essentially did not exist yet. According to some information, there was also hope for export, but it collapsed with the outbreak of the war in Afghanistan. The access of Soviet guns to their biggest markets was closed, and, on the other hand, the arms industry got many new military orders. The civilian arms industry entered a period of stagnation which lasted until the mid 80s.
In the late 1980s, Izhmekh introduced the IZh-80 pump-action shotgun. It was special in that it could use two different magazine types: a standard 4-round (or 6-round with extension) tube magazine, or a 6-round detachable box magazine. The IZh-80 did not have a feed selector; by default, shells were fed from a tube magazine, and when the box magazine was inserted, the feed was switched to that. The IZh-80 was designed specifically for the Soviet military, and even put into official service. However, it was also produced only in small numbers, and when no further orders followed, it was discontinued.
The Baikal IZh-81 was developed in 1993, based on the IZh-80. It was the first Russian pump-action shotgun which went into mass production, to compete with other shotgun designs on the open market. The IZh-81 was mass-produced from 1994 to 2000. The IZh-81K and IZh-81KM variants were also produced, which were distinguished by feeding from detachable box magazines. Unlike the IZh-80 and MP-131K, the underbarrel tube on the IZh-81K and IZh-81KM was used only as a guide for the forend.
In 1996, the IZh-80 concept was "rediscovered" as the IZh-82 shotgun, more commonly known as the Baikal MP-131K. The MP-131K also featured a selector switch for switching between the magazine tube or a detachable box magazine. The MP-131K was introduced for commercial sales, but never gained popularity, and was eventually also discontinued (although it was listed in the catalog at least until 2006 inclusive).
The Baikal MP-133 appeared in 2000 as a modernized version of the IZh-81. It is similar to the IZh-81, but has an adapter for magazine extenders, and the magazine cut-off. Later, the Baikal MP-135 was released in 2013 as an updated version of the MP-133.
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(1993 - 2000)
- Type: Shotgun
- Country of Origin: Russia
- Caliber(s): 12 gauge (12/70, 12/76)
- Weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg) to 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
- Length: 47.2 in (120 cm) (with 700 mm barrel and fixed stock); 31.5 in (80 cm) (with 560 mm barrel and folded stock)
- Barrel Lengths: 22 in (56 cm), 23.6 in (60 cm), 27.6 in (70 cm)
- Feed System: 4 round tube (7 round with extended tube); 4 round (IZh-81K) or 5 round (IZh-81KM) detachable box magazine
- Fire Modes: Pump action
The Baikal IZh-81 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Operation Happy New Year (Operatsiya 'S novym godom')||Viktor Sukhorukov||Killer||"Jaguar"||1996|
|Ghoul (Upyr)||Aleksey Serebryakov||Vampire Hunter||"Jaguar"||1997|
|Igor Shibanov||Mafia Boss|
|Dead Man's Bluff (Zhmurki)||Sergey Makovetskiy||Koron||"Jaguar"||2005|
|Five Brothers (Comme les cinq doigts de la main)||Patrick Bruel||Dan Hayoun||Sawn-off||2010|
|Smithereens (Vdrebezgi)||Aleksandr Kabik||bartender||"Fox Terrier" variant||2011|
|Winter of the Dead. Meteletsa||Khan bodyguards||"Fox Terrier" variant||2012|
|Zombie Fever||Alexander Levenchuk||Pyotr||"Fox Terrier" variant, used standalone and taped to an AKMS||2013|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Air Date|
|Topi||Maksim Sukhanov||Vitaly Alyabyev/Owner||without stock; "Transfiguration" (S1E05), "Redemption" (S1E07)||2021|
|Alexander Doronin||Officer Kozlov||without stock; "Redemption" (S1E07)|
|Ivan Yankovskiy||Denis Titov|
|King and Jester (Korol i Shut)||Evgeniy Tkachuk||Jester||(E05)||2023|
(2000 - 2013)
- Type: Shotgun
- Caliber: 12, 76 or 89 mm (3" or 3.5") chamber
- Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
- Length: 40.9 in (104 cm)
- Barrel length: 20.1 in (51 cm) - 29.5 in (75 cm)
- Feed System: 4 rounds in underbarrel tube magazine (up to 5 - 11 rounds with magazine extension tube installed); 5-round detachable box magazine (MP-133K)
- Fire Modes: Pump-action
The Baikal MP-133 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Paragraph 78 (Paragraf 78)||Militia officer||with pistol grip||2007|
|Bablo||seen in bag with weapons||2011|
|Suicides (Samoubiytsy)||Albina Evtushevskaya||The Granny||with pistol grip and 5-shot tube||2012|
|Game Title||Appears as||Mods||Note||Release Date|
|Yakuza 3||Broken M1985, Expulsion S-12, Zap gun||2010|
|Far Cry 3||"M133"||with elements of a Remington 870||2012|
|Far Cry 4||"M133"||with elements of a Remington 870||2014|
|Escape from Tarkov||MP-133 12ga shotgun||different barrels lengths from 510mm to 750mm with and without rib, custom plastic forestock with mounts, plastic and wooden stock, stock adapter for buffer stocks and plastic pistol grip, 4-8-round mag, rail for sights, tactical choke, muzzle brakes, Salvo 12 and Hexagon suppressors||Has special vaiant - "MP-133 Tactical"||2016|
|Yakuza 0||Broken M1985, Expulsion Shotgun, Zap Gun||Models recycled from Yakuza 3, becoming anachronistic due to Y0's 1988 setting.||2017|
|Yakuza Kiwami||Broken M1985, Expulsion S-12||2017|
|Far Cry 5||"M133"||with elements of a Remington 870||2018|
|Far Cry New Dawn||"M133"||Remington 870 elements||2019|
|Terminator: Resistance (VG)||Remington Shotgun||7-round tube magazine capacity||Anachronistic due to 1997 apocalypse||2019|
|Far Cry 6||"M133"||Remington 870 elements||2021|
- Izhevsk Mechanical Plant - A list of all firearms manufactured by Izhmekh.