Bottom Line Up Front, under Executive Order 13662 the importation of new Izmash-produced (true Kalashnikov factory) firearms into the United States is banned indefinitely as of July 16, 2014, but the last few hundred authentic Izmash imported AK-47 and AK-74 Saiga rifles are available from DEGuns.net as the IZ132L AK-47 7.62x39m for 579.99 and the IZ240L AK-74 5.45x39mm for $579.99.
On March 20, 2014, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13662 äóìBlocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraineäó which was designed, ostensibly, to provide an incentive to withdraw from the conflict in Ukraine. The real travesty happened on July 16, 2014, when the Department of Commerce announced expanded sanctions on Russian companies and products, including Izhmash & Kalashnikov (Saiga) firearms.
“OFAC introduced the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List to identify persons operating in sectors of the Russian economy identified by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to Executive Order 13662. Directives found within the list describe prohibitions on dealings with the persons identified.”
KALASHNIKOV CONCERN (a.k.a. CONCERN KALASHNIKOV; a.k.a. IZHEVSKIY MASHINOSTROITEL’NYI ZAVOD OAO; f.k.a. IZHMASH R&D CENTER; f.k.a. JSC NPO IZHMASH; f.k.a. NPO IZHMASH OAO; a.k.a. OJSC CONCERN KALASHNIKOV; f.k.a. OJSC IZHMASH; f.k.a. SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION IZHMASH JOINT STOCK COMPANY), 3, Derjabin Pr., Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic 426006, Russia; Registration ID 1111832003018 [UKRAINE2].
We have the last of the Saiga rifles to be imported, increasing the rarity.
TheIZ240L is built from the same design as the Russian AK-74 Saiga semi-auto rifles are rugged performers who do not let down the user. With a proven gas piston operating system, the Saiga IZ240L is unsurpassed in reliability. With few internal parts and a hammer-forged chrome-lined barrel, Saiga rifles have a legacy of dependability. Simple to operate and with familiar controls, the Saiga allows users of all skill levels to operate and maintain it for years of use. Made in Russia by Izhmash. Imported by Kalashnikov.
- 16″ Barrel
- 5.45x39mm caliber
- Comes with 1-30 round magazine
- Accepts standard AK74 magazines
- Adjustable front and rear sight
- Hammer forged chrome-lined barrel
- Gas piston operating system
- Ergonomic charging handle
- Elongated selector lever
- Synthetic stock and forend
- CAA pistol grip
- Sling attachment points
- Stamped Receiver
- UPC: 811777021361
The IZ132L is a Russian Saiga AK-47 style rifle that is fully 922r compliant, featuring a Pheonix Buttstock, CAA G43 Ergo Pistol Grip, and a 3 piece G-2 No Slap Trigger by Tapco. Imported by RWS, this Kalashnikov America rifle features some of the best parts available for AK rifles.
- 7.62x39mm caliber
- Izhmash manufactured receiver
- 16″ Hammer Forged, Chrome-Lined Barrel
- Comes with 1-30 round USA Palm magazine – Considered one of the best AK mags in the country!
- Adjustable Front and rear sight (up to 300 yards measurement!)
- The legendary AK gas piston operating system
- Ergonomic Charging Handle
- A synthetic stock and forend for the ultimate in durability.
- Elongated selector lever.
- Sling attachment points
- Stamped receivers
- CAA pistol grips
- Black finish
- UPC: 811777021187
Either the 47 or the 74 option are excellent choices of quality Russian rifles with great aftermarket support.