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Russian VEPR .243 WIN 20" Rifle
A series of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns based on the heavy RPK receiver are manufactured in Russia. These are known as the Russian Vepr Rifles ( "Wild Boar"). They are offered in several chamberings and Vepr shotguns comes 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410 bore. The hallmark of Vepr rifles is their heavy RPK receiver and barrel. The barrel, gas block, and bore are chrome lined throughout. They are intended for the civilian market, and are marketed as high quality hunting rifles. Vepr rifles do not include a bayonet lug, integrated cleaning rods or tool kits, can not accept standard AK magazines, and have wooden thumb-hole stocks. Some buy these rifles to "convert" into a traditional style AK rifle, installing new pistol-grip stocks and adding tactical accessories. Early generations of the Vepr rifle were manufactured with slant-back receivers, making them incompatible with most AK furniture sets without a converter. The receivers were changed to straight-back in the second generation. Subsequent versions of the rifle reverted to slant-back. Due to this rapid change between designs, it is not uncommon to find some second generation Vepr rifles with rough, incomplete stocks that have not been sanded or painted.
Molot Vepr .243 Win Rifle with 20.5-in Barrel, Wood Thumbhole Stock, Two 7-rd Magazines
Built on the same standard as the military RPK, Vepr is 50% more reinforced than a standard, stamped AK rifle. Each rifle has been manufactured using state of the art technology, effectively creating a heavier duty piece that will last through not just a lifetime but for many generations to come. The RPK-style barrels are hammer forged and chrome lined using techniques that make them four to five times stronger than a standard AK barrel.
The Molot Vepr in .243 Win. caliber features a look similar to an AK, with a thumbhole buttstock and walnut foregrip. The hammer forged, chrome lined barrel, and a scope rail is riveted to the side of the receiver for easy mounting of a side scope.
Each rifle comes with high quality, beautifully crafted walnut furniture as well as a rear sight with adjustable windage.
Vepr .243 Win., wood thumbhole stock with rubber recoil pad, shipped with two 7-rd magazines.
Covered under a 1 year Factory warranty.
Molot Vepr .243 Win Rifle with 20.5-in Barrel Specifications
Caliber: .243 Win.
Operating System: Semi-Auto, long stroke gas piston
Breech Type: 3 lug rotating bolt
Magazine Type: Detachable double stack 7-rd magazine
Overall Length: 43"
Height (w/o mag.): 7.8"
Barrel Length: 20.5"
Rifling: 6 groove RH twist, 10.0"
Please note: listing is for rifle only, Optic and mount not included
California Clients: We will be glad to ship this item to CA. You will need to purchase a Grip wrap for our staff to install. Please discuss the purchase as well as all details with your transfer dealer before ordering. Please add the rifle to your cart and then add the AK47 Kydex Grip Wrap to your cart, this is also listed at the bottom of this page, and will need to be purchased before we can finish processing your order.
PLEASE NOTE: If you live in a magazine restricted state we remove the hi cap mag and will be glad to substitute with a 10 round mag IF AVAILABLE. If a 10 round mag is not available we will remove the hi cap magazine from the shipment. We cannot ship prohibited magazines to out of state addresses. There will be no substitutions or discounts offered for removal of mags.
It is your responsibility to be familiar with your current local gun laws BEFORE placing your order. Please feel free to email us with questions you may have.