Baikal MP-131K [Shotgun]:

A Standard pump-action shotgun made in Russia, this weapon is made special by the fact that apart from the standard tubular magazine it has a second magazine located under the frame. A lever on the right hand side of the box magazine allows the shooter to switch between the two magazines in a instant, thus increasing not only the ammo load, but also the possible diversity of the ammo load.

The weapon is of reasonable manufacture, and is also available outside of Russia. A revolving breech-block is used for the lock-up of the action. Several variants of the weapon are available, with different stocks, barrel lenghts and magazine capacities. All barrels accept various screw-in chokes, and all variants of the weapon are in 12 gauge caliber.

The magazines for the weapons can hold a variable amount of ammunition, depending upon which manufacturers magazines are used.

Weight: 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg) empty.
Caliber:12 Gauge.
Barrel Length: 22.4, 24, 28 inch (56, 60, 70 cm).
Overall Length:30 inches (74 cm)
Action:Pump Action.
Mode of Fire: Single shot only .
Range:300 ft (90 m).
Magazine:4+1 / 7+1 in tube, 3 in box.
Cost: $ 700 ?.
Made in: Russia.
Special: Two magazines allow quick change between types of ammo. Various models available for hunting and Self-Defense. Can accommodate various screw-in chokes.

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