Molot "Vepr 1-B" VPO-213 shotgun

VPO-213-18 shotgun
VPO-213-18 shotgun with 350mm barrel

 

Ружье ВПО-213-19
VPO-213-19 shotgun with 420mm barrel

 

The VPO-213 “Vepr-1V” shotgun is manufactured by Russian company “Molot Oruzhie”. This weapon is peculiar to Russian market, and is sold in Russia under the “shotgun” license, which is much easier to obtain than a “rifle” license.

The VPO-209 shotgun is based on the 7.62x39mm “Vepr” semi-automatic carbine, re-barreled with new smooth-bore barrel of .366 (9.55mm) nominal caliber with last 120mm being rifled (so called “Paradox” bore). It uses Kalashnikov type gas operated action. Gun is equipped with side-folding shoulder stock, hinged top cover with Picatinny rail. Magazines are modified from standard 3o-round 7.62mm AKM magazines by restricting capaity to 10 rounds and modifying feed path for a wider cartridge case.

Specification Value
Full text name Molot "Vepr 1-B" VPO-213 shotgun
Caliber cartridge .366 TKM
Action type semi-automatic
Trigger type sa
Overall length, mm 880
Length, folded, mm 590
Barrel length, mm 350 (also 420, 520, 590)
Weight empty, kg 4,25 - 4.5
Magazine capacity, rounds 10
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