I went today to pick up yet, another old Mossberg, maybe.... I'll get to that later
but, this thing has been taunting me since I laid my paws on it. Along with the Makarov I have thats marked Baikal or IZHEVSKY MEKHANICHESKY ZAVOD, now there is this, made by the same firm.. figured I'd try something new.... a Russian target pistol in .22lr. From what I can gather, it was used or a model very similar was used in rapid fire Olympic and other Russian shooting competitions. I have yet to really get familiar with it, I did test 3 magazines to satisfy my inner me...Jimmy. The grip is unlike any I have used and really adds stability and control, it's exactly like wearing a glove equipped with a magazine, barrel and a firing pin. Also, like a good Ak..it rattles and clanks around all sloppy like, it has the rough finish of a war time Mosin, but.....it is a .22lr hand laser as I had learned by the 3rd magazine. Might need some good standard velocity ammo and a day off from work to........go play
Both magazines are serial matched, both have the serial followed by a -0 and a -1, the -0 is not really shown, but, it's still loaded in the magazine well, in my haste for pictures and to get out of the skeeter hell, I ain't getting my blood drained for ya'll and a picture.
One could add optics or a rail, provided they line up with the holes, also note how low the bore sits in the frame, and a typical target crown. You cant tell, but the barrel is actually 6 inches long. The actual slide sits low like the bore, the slide grip serrations are shown in the top set of pictures towards the front, the ejection port is shown in the 5th picture down..
Like a typical target style weapon, everything is adjustable, the trigger pull, over travel, even the position of the trigger in the guard is movable, I also understand there is a sear adjustment as well under the left grip panel..