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VEPR-12 001
Vepr-12
Country of origin

Russia

Manufacturer(s)

Molot-Oruzhie

Production began

2003

Weapon type

Shotgun

Caliber

12 Gauge
12 Gauge Magnum

Action

Long-stroke gas piston operated, Rotating bolt

Overall length

870 mm (fixed wooden stock)
875 mm (folding stock extended)
645 mm (stock folded)

Barrel length

415 mm (16 in)

Weight

4.3 kg (9.5 lbs)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30-round detachable box magazine

Cyclic rate

600-650 RPM

Maximum effective range

300 meters (full automatic)
400 meters (semi-automatic)

The Vepr-12 is a semi-automatic shotgun, manufactured by Molot-Oruzhie Ltd. It is based on the original Kalashnikov rifle, and built on an RPK light machine gun receiver.

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