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Old 08-22-2008, 07:03 PM
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IZHMASH
Current manufacturer located in Izhevsk, Russia.
Currently imported by Russian American Armory, located in Scottsburg, IN.

Previously imported and distributed until 2004 by
European American Armory (certain models only), located in Sharpes, FL.

Other models were also imported by Kalashnikov USA, located in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Previously distributed by Interstate Arms Corp., located in Billerica, MA,
and by L.A. Austin International, Inc., located in Surprise, AZ.

Other Izhmash trademarks include Legion,
Saiga, Hesse-Saiga, Krebs-Saiga,
Romak, Sobol (not imported) , Korshun (not imported),
LOS, Maral (not imported), and Dragunov.
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IZHMASH
RIFLES: BOLT ACTION

BIATHLON 7-4
- .22 LR cal., features pivoting crank action,
extra mags. that can be stored on the stock,
19.7 in. barrel with aperture sights,
includes biathlon harness, spare mags., and counter weights, 9.1 lbs.
Imported 2000-2004.

BIATHLON BASIC
- .17 HMR (new 2003), 22 LR, or .22 Win. Mag. (new 2003) cal.,
entry level biathlon model, beech stock,
heavy barrel with Weaver rail, 6.1 lbs.
Imported 2002-2004.

CM-2
- .22 LR cal., light match rifle, similar overall to Ural 6-1,
19.8 in. (Youth) or 26.7 in. barrel.
Imported 2000-2002, reintroduced 2003.

LOS 7-1 SPORTER
- .223 Rem., .308 Win., or 7.62x39mm cal.,
21.8 in. hammer forged barrel with two lug bolt lockup,
detachable 5 shot mag., adj. trigger,
checkered hardwood stock with vent. recoil pad, includes scope, 7.3 lbs.
Imported 2000-2002.

URAL 5.1 MATCH RIFLE
- .22 LR cal., single shot, competition model with eccentric bolt,
adj. cheekpiece, trigger, and buttplate,
26 1/2 in. barrel with aperture sights, 11.3 lbs.
Imported 2000.

URAL 6-1 MATCH RIFLE
- .22 LR cal., U.I.T. configuration
with adj. buttplate and 26 3/4 in. barrel,
aperture sights, various accessories included, 10 2/3 lbs.
Imported 2000-2002.

URAL 6-2 MATCH RIFLE
- .22 LR cal., features laminated stock.
Imported 2000-2002.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:58 AM
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Someone needs to show this to the marketing department at centerfire... Then maybe they'd actually correctly name the Izhmash products that they carry in their catalog.

Then again, maybe not.
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Izhmash BI 7-3 & 7-4 and Larsen Recruit Rifle


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"K.G. Larsen-Biathlon", a long-term Izhmash partner that has sold Izhevsk rifles "Biathlon" in Europe for 15 years.

Izhmash and Larsen-Izhmash Rifles
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The Izhmash rifle is a very solid, straight pull action rifle
which offers excellent performance and value.

The action is a ‘pinch lock’ system.

Although not as refined in design or finish as an Anschutz product,
it is totally reliable and is on par with Anschutz for accuracy.

The Izhmash is designated as the Biathlon 7-3 or 7-4.
The Standard 7-3 stock is smaller than the 7-4 stock.

In addition, the trigger on the 7-3 is situated closer to the pistol grip
for easier access by shooters with smaller hands.
Otherwise, the rifles are identical.

The Izhmash is available in a left handed version.
This rifle utilizes a modified right-handed action
with a true-left handed stock.

The Izhmash rifle is available in 2 different barreled actions: Standard and Larsen.

The standard Izhmash, imported previously into the USA through Kalashnikov USA
and European American Armory, is now imported by Russian American Armory.

The Izhmash-Larsen is imported in North America exclusively by Altius.


Although the 2 versions appear identical,
only the Izhmash-Larsen guarantees cold weather (-20C) performance.
The standard Izhmash will not reliably group below -10/-15C.

All Larsen versions utilize the 7-3 barreled action.
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"Baikal" Trade Mark

Izhevsk Mechanical Plant or IZHMEKH (Russian: <Ижмех>)

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... an independent productional facility - the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant,
or IZHMEKH (Russian: <Ижмех>) for short....
Today this arms plant is an owner of the "Baikal" trade mark....

The history of the trade mark may look rather confusing for a western reader,
and I feel like clarifying its nature.

Under the Soviets, when all exporting activity was strictly a privilege
of specialized companies within the Ministry of Foreign Trade.

Civilian fire arms were marketed exclusively by RAZNOEXPORT,
with the VOSTOK and BAIKAL trading firms inside.

Sporting and hunting rifles were exported by VOSTOK,
thus having this specific trade mark regardless of their real manufacturer.

Similarly, all shotguns, both of the Izhevsk and Tula manufacture,
were branded as BAIKAL.

Of course, the largest supplier of shotguns was the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant.

So, when the new and a more liberal law on foreign trade
became effective in the new Russia after collapse of the Soviet Union,
RAZNOEXPORT, sooner or later, came to non-existence.

However, BAIKAL became a structural unity of a new trading company
TEKHMASHEXPORT that served the export needs
of the newly established Department (Ministry) for Defense Industry.

It is still a question whether TEKHMASH made
all required legal procedures to retain the brand name of BAIKAL.

This way or the other, the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant,
that launched an export firm of its own, took the name of BAIKAL.

For a few years the two organizations were in the dispute about the trade mark.
IZHMEKH turned a better competitor:
TEKHMASHEXPORT was once again restructured
and its BAIKAL International Trading Firm dismantled.
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Does BAIKAL own TOZ?

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Does BAIKAL own TOZ? - Feb 11, 2007

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During Soviet times, firearms exported from the Soviet Union
came under two brands : BAIKAL and VOSTOK

Typically, the shotguns made by the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (Izmekh)
and the Tula Arms plant (Toz) came under the brand BAIKAL.

While the rifles produced by the Izhmash plant were labelled as VOSTOK.

After the break-up of the Soviet Union
and the transition of Russia into a more market oriented economy,
The Izhmekh factory adopted the brand name BAIKAL.

The Tula Arms Plant uses the brand TOZ.

Izhmash uses it's own name. The VOSTOK brand is no longer used.

As Humpty mentioned, they are all owned by the Russian government.

The websites are :

Izhmash : www.izhmash.ru
The US importer is www.raacfirearms.com

Izhmekh : www.baikalinc.ru
The US importer is EAA and the distributor is Remington

Tula Arms Plant : www.tulatoz.ru
The US importer is www.ssmedwi.com

Another Russian manufacturer of civilian firearms is www.molot.biz .
It's VEPR branded rifles are available in the USA (not available in Canada).
It also makes shotguns that have not been exported yet to North America.

The producer of top high grade Russian shotguns is Tskib Soo.
that company has been acquired by a well known military weapons makers (missiles, machine guns etc.).
That company name is KBP. The wesite is www.shipunov.com .
You can find the high grade civilian firearms somewhere in their website.
During Soviet times, their guns were also exported as VOSTOK.
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