This semi-auto shotgun is imported from the Molot factory in Russia and is remanufactured in the US to have a folding stock. The Vepr 12 is a semi-automatic shotgun designed for self-defense, hunting, and 3-gun competitions. Based on the RPK standard, the Vepr 12 shares the same legendary characteristics of extreme reliability in harsh conditions as the RPK.
The fire control group allows for semi-automatic shooting and the safety is an improved version of the standard AK safety selector, which has an Ambi safety; extended right-side lever. Additional features include: The ability to insert magazines straight into the magazine well (AR style) without the need to cant the magazine (AK style); RPK style Windage adjustable rear sights; Windage and elevation adjustable front sights integrated to the gas block; Picatinny rail on top cover (no side scope rail), and chrome lined chamber, barrel, gas block, and bolt carrier operation rod for increased corrosion and wear resistance. Removable thread protector.
All Factory Manufactured:
Left-side folding tubular buttstock with cheek rest and sling loop, competition magazine well, factory 5-round magazine, RPK style windage adjustable rear sight, original AK enhanced safety lever (single finger operation), factory chrome lined barrel, chamber, receiver shaft, and gas chamber, factory last round bolt hold open, factory threaded barrel, factory machined bolt assembly, and gas blocks. US factory made parts: polymer lower handguard and upper handguard, pistol grip, trigger, hammer, disconnector, and gas puck.
VEPR 12 is shipped with one 5-round magazine. VPR-12-03 is 922r compliant even with high capacity Molot factory magazines
- Caliber: 12-gauge
- Chamber: 3” / 76 mm
- Total Length: 38 ½ in / 978 mm
- Length Folded: 28.7 in / 728 mm
- Barrel Length: 19 in / 483 mm
- Weight w/o Magazine: 9.7 lbs / 4.4 kg
- Magazine: Removable box 5 rounds