“Vepr” rifles are semi-automatic firearms designed with the use of the design solutions practiced in M.T. Kalashnikov’s firearms systems. The rifles are manufactured in calibers 7.62x39, 7.62x51 (.308 Win), 5.56x45 (.223 Rem), 7.62x54R. The distinctive feature of “Vepr” rifles is the orthopedic wooden thumbhole butt stock with pistol grip. The design of “Vepr” rifles in calibers 7.62x51 (SOK-95) and 7.62x54R (VPO-123) allows the attachment of a flame arrester. The left side of the receiver is equipped with a scope mount base. The trigger mechanism of hammer type provides the delivery of a single shot and setting at safe.
Molot Firearms LLC (ООО «Молот-Оружие» in Russian) was founded in 2009 on the basis of the «Vyatskie Polyany Machine-Building Plant MOLOT» and became its legal successor.
The plant is situated in the city of Vyatskiye Polyany, it has a privileged geographic location: less than 200 km from the cities of Kazan, Izhevsk, Naberezhnye Chelny. The plant has a developed infrastructure, including rail and road transport.
The plant represents a developed manufacturing facility consisting of mechanical assembly, foundry, thermal process, and welding production; electroplating industry, woodworking industry, plastics industry, tool-making facilities. It allows successfully fulfilling the state defense orders by the Company. Today the Company is one of leading manufacturers of sporting and hunting firearms. In addition, the Company produces consumer goods: packing machines, swivel joints etc., and provides industrial services.
The Company includes measuring laboratories of linear and angular, weight, electrical, thermal, radio and other types of measurements, a mechanical testing laboratory, chemical laboratory, spectral and X-ray laboratories, climatic laboratory and laboratory for bench tests.
The Company’s fleet of modern, multi-purpose high-precision equipment is increasing every year; it allows complex machining, carbide tools using at high-speed cutting conditions, reducing the complexity of the fabrication process.
Our firearms are highly reliable and trouble-free, even in the most extreme operating conditions. Such characteristics are confirmed by the tests to which the samples are put during the manufacturing process. Test procedures contain requirements similar to those imposed on military small arms, established according to GOST, OST and technical specifications.