The name of the nice carbine you see here is MP-141K, and it's made by BAIKAL MECHZAVOD JSC of Russia. It has been introduced at the IWA 2004 expo which took place at NUREMBERG, Germany, in the first days of May. This has been a lucky year for the thousands German shooters (Germany is the country with the largest number of shooters in the entire Europe, 1,5 Milliions, 20% of them being women, Italy and France come right after in the "score"): in August 2003, a new Guns Law has been promulgated in that country, repealing another law that dated back in the '60s and forbidden ANY military-style or military-looking firearm; so, you can understand that the latest IWA expo has been fulfilled with "paramilitary-style semi-automatic assault weapons", how the fucking antys would like to indicate them. This is one of the cheapest, nicest and most "aggressive" rifles of that category. The MP-141K is a sporting semi-automatic carbine engineered for inexpensive plinking and for the training of newbies, needless to say based on the old, tried-and-true AK action, although the safe-fire switch has been changed to result more "practical" to the sport shooters. It is exactly 1 Meter long, with a 500 Millimeters (Half a Meter) long barrel, and a total weight of 2 Kilograms / 300 Grams. It is available in both .22 - Long Rifle and .22-WMR, and in both cases it feeds from a 10-rounds capacity detacheable magazine. It has a very practical thumbhole stoch and an adjustable rear sight, plus a rail for easy mounting of optics. In its external design, the BAIKAL MP-141K results in being obviously knocked off from the newest BERETTA CX4-STORM carbine.
Information and pictures from: Pierangelo Tendas