Baikal, Russia

Pistol Makarov PM 9 mm 1973 (8 cartridges)
Pistol Makarov PM 9 mm 1973 (8 cartridges)
Pistol Makarov PM 9 mm - Baikal-442 1997 (sport version with adjustable sights, 8 cartridges)
Pistol Makarov PM 9 mm - Baikal-442 1997 (sport version with adjustable sights, 8 cartridges)
Pistol Makarov Modified PMM 9 mm - Baikal 442 2001 (12 cartridges)
Pistol Makarov Modified PMM 9 mm - Baikal 442 2001 (12 cartridges)

Company History

Since 1807 exists in Izhevsk, 1100 kilometers in the east of Moscow, the factory Izhmash (Izhhevsk Engine Plant) which produces weapons for the Russian Army.

In 1942 by decree 622 of the Soviet committee for defense Izhmekh ("Izhevsky Mekhanichesky Zavod" IMZ: Izhevsk Mechanical Plant) was built as part of Izhmash. Izhmekh manufactured pistols 7.62x25 mm), revolvers ( 7.62x39 mm), tank defense weapons ( 14.5x114 mm) and guns. The construction of the Kalashnikov () made them world famous since 1947.

Since 1963 these Russian weapons are international distributed under the brand Baikal. IMZ was and is co-owner of this brand. Furthermore the firm distributes products of the manufacturer

These, together with the commercial firm Vostok (weapons for sport and hunting), export under the name Raznaexport. Such federations were necessary under the communistic governance due to the limitations of the trading with capitalistic systems. Raznaexport support on the one hand the flow of foreign exchange, on the other hand detailed national control of the market.

With the fall of the communistic system, the marked gains in importance and this firm-construct became unnecessarily. Today the weapons are distributed under the brand Baikal.

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Model Overview

Magazine Ammunition
Identification
6 Cardridges
8 Cardridges
10 Cardridges
12 Cardridges
Adjustable Sight
Air Pistol
.380 ACP
.45 Rubber
10x23 mm
4.5 mm BB
7.6 mm (TK-024)
7.62 mm
8 mm
9 mm PA Rubber Bullet
9x18 mm PM
9x18 mm PMM
9x19 mm Para
6P421)
Baikal-442
lzh-70 "Baikal"
lzh-70 KhZ2), lzh-70-1002)
lzh-70-17A, lzh-70-200
lzh-70-18A
lzh-70-19 lzh-70-400
lzh-70N
lzh-79
lzh-79-9T "Makarych"
MP-448 "Skyph"3), MP-448 "Skyph-Mini"3)
MP-471
MP-654K
MP-71, lzh-71
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MP-79-8, lzh-79-8
MP-79-9TM
MP-80-13T
OTs-35
PB4)
PM
PMM
PMR5)

1) Modified live arm; apart from that analog lzh-79
2) Modified carpal-rest zone
3) Polymer frame
4) Integrated suppressor
5) Analog MP-79-9TM for Ukraine export

Address

Baikal
Promyshlennaya str. 8
426063 Izhevsk
Russia

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