European customers will be able to familiarize themselves with new products from the Baikal brand, including the semi-automatic gun MP-135; pneumatic pistols MP-654KM, MP-657, and MP-657K; and compressed gas guns MP-553 and MP-553K. The Kalashnikov press service recently reported on this.
Overall, the company will present 140 different hunting rifles to visitors to the IWA & Outdoor Classic 2014 international sporting and hunting goods exposition. The event will take place March 7-10 in the German city of Nuremberg.
Among the products are some already familiar to Europeans, such as the sports carbine Saiga-MK-107, as well as the Saiga 340 gun for practical shooting and the Saiga-9 in 9x19 mm and 9x21 mm calibers, whose mass production is scheduled to begin n 2014.
More than 20 carbine rifles and other weapons come from the Viatsko-Polianskii Hammer Factory, including new the Wild Boar performance series with 7.62x39 mm and .308 Win calibers, the Griffin carbine with interchangeable barrels of 223 Rem, .308 Win, and 20x76 mm calibers, as well as hunting rifles of 9x19 mm caliber and .22 LR using an AKM base.
Kalashnikov’s general manager Aleksei Krivoruchko is leading the company’s delegation. During the exhibition talks are scheduled to take place with company leaders, as well as with potential partners to supply the enterprise with modern machinery for production modernization.
The 200-square meter both will be used to present a wide range of civilian weapons produced by the concern Kalashnikov, Izhevsk Mechanical Factory, and the Viatsko-Polianskii Hammer Factory.
European IWA is one of three hunting weapon expositions in the world that takes place on a regular basis. The two others are Shot Show in the U.S. and Arms and Hunting in Russia
The IWA presents weapons, equipment, clothing, shoes, knives, and other hunting accessories for hunters and tourists. Military weapons are not demonstrated here.
The concern Kalashnikov (formerly Izhmash) is Russia’s largest producer of automatic and sniper combat arms, guided artillery shells, and a wide range of civilian products, including shotguns, hunting rifles, machines, and tools. The company was founded in 1807 and is now part of the state corporation Rostec. Kalashnikov brings together large state enterprises of Russia’s arms industry, such as Izhmash and Izhevsk Mechanical Factory. In the future, the Viatsko-Polianskii Hammer Factory, KBAL named for Koshkin and NITI Progress will also join the concern. Kalashnikov’s products are delivered to 27 countries, including USA, UK, Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan, and Thailand.