Russian VEPR PIONER 7.62x39mm Rifle
A series of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns based on the heavy RPK receiver are manufactured in Russia. These are known as the Russian Vepr Rifles ( "Wild Boar"). They are offered in several chamberings and Vepr shotguns comes 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410 bore. The hallmark of Vepr rifles is their heavy RPK receiver and barrel. The barrel, gas block, and bore are chrome lined throughout. They are intended for the civilian market, and are marketed as high quality hunting rifles. Vepr rifles do not include a bayonet lug, integrated cleaning rods or tool kits, can not accept standard AK magazines, and have wooden thumb-hole stocks. Some buy these rifles to "convert" into a traditional style AK rifle, installing new pistol-grip stocks and adding tactical accessories. Early generations of the Vepr rifle were manufactured with slant-back receivers, making them incompatible with most AK furniture sets without a converter. The receivers were changed to straight-back in the second generation. Subsequent versions of the rifle reverted to slant-back. Due to this rapid change between designs, it is not uncommon to find some second generation Vepr rifles with rough, incomplete stocks that have not been sanded or painted.
Molot Vepr Pioneer 7.62x39 Rifle with 21.6" Barrel and Two 5-rd Magazines
The Vepr is Built on the same standard as the military RPK, Vepr Pioneer is 50% more reinforced than a standard, stamped AK rifle. Each rifle has been manufactured using state of the art technology, effectively creating a heavier duty piece that will last through not just a lifetime but for many generations to come. The RPK-style barrels are hammer forged and chrome lined using techniques that make them four to five times stronger than a standard AK barrel.
Vepr Pioneer in 7.62x39 caliber boasts a front sight / gas block combination and a single piece of walnut as the furniture. The buttstock is built in the “Monte-Carlo” style. The tip of the RPK style barrel is vented to create functionality as if there was a muzzle break attached. A unique feature of this firearm is the removable trigger housing. Also, there is no scope rail attached to the side of the receiver. Instead, there is a rail system built into the receiver directly, just above the fire control group and below the top cover. A scope mount can be attached to this rail system.
Each rifle comes with high quality, beautifully crafted walnut furniture as well as a rear sight with adjustable windage.
Molot Vepr Pioneer 7.62x39, chrome lined cold hammer forged 21.6-in barrel, wood 1-piece “Monte Carlo” stock, front sight block/gas block combination, (2) 5-rd magazines. CA & NY Compliant.
Molot Vepr Pioneer 7.62x39 Rifle Features
- “Monte Carlo” walnut stock
- Rear sight with adjustable windage
- Front sight block/gas block combination
- RPK platform
- Removable trigger housing
- Hammer forged and chrome lined barrels
- Rail system built into the receiver
- Heavier reinforcement than a stamped AK
- Chrome lined cold hammer forged 21.6”
- Pinned thread protector
- Scope rail
Covered under a 1 year Factory warranty.
Molot Vepr Pioneer 7.62x39 Rifle Specifications
Operating System: Semi-Auto, long stroke gas system
Breech Type: 2 lug rotating bolt
Magazine Type: Detachable double stack magazine
Weight with 5-rd magazine: 8.6 lbs
Overall Length: 40.9"
Height (w/o mag.): 7.8"
Barrel Length: 21.6"
Rifling: 4 groove RH twist, 9.4"
Please note: listing is for rifle only, Optic and mount not included
California customers: We would be more then happy to ship this rifle to California, as always please confirm delivery with your FFL dealer
It is your responsibility to be familiar with your current local gun laws BEFORE placing your order. Please feel free to email us with questions you may have.