View Full Version : Which Vepr do I have?

January 12, 2013, 10:38 PM
I went into a local gun shop 3 weeks ago and handled a Vepr .308, I was amazed by the fit and finish of the rifle, and after taking a day to think about it went back to buy it. However it had been sold, so I ordered the only Vepr I could find, a Super Vepr from Centerfire Systems in .308, with the 21.5 inch barrel. I got it yesterday, but its far from the gun I handled in the store, the action isn't nearly as smooth, and the stock doesn't fit the butt plate or the plastic cap underneath the pistol grip. The papers it came with indicate that it was processed in May 2012, is that the same time it was built? Also the muzzle brake on my gun consists of 6 vertical slots, 3 on each side, cut into the end of the barrel. This is different from every picture or description I've been able to find. Typically it seems that the muzzle brake is several holes drilled on all sides through the end. This gun also shipped with the side mount for the scope, not the top mount, and its hard to tell, but it doesn't really LOOK like the inside of the barrel is chrome lined. In addition, after my first few shots I noticed that the paint is chipping off the end of my barrel! So I guess my question is, how did I end up with a gun so different from the one I first checked out, and all the ones I see online? Did I get one that has been sitting in a warehouse for 15 years? Or is it possible I somehow got a knock off? Or am I just being picky because I spent 900$

January 12, 2013, 10:58 PM
Did you get one of the square backed ones they rushed out of the factory?

January 12, 2013, 11:00 PM
If you look at the back of the receiver, VEPRs usually have a slant cut on the back. The ones centerfire recently got in had square butts, so you could use regular AK furniture. The said in their ad that the Stocks on them are pretty junky.

January 12, 2013, 11:21 PM
Post some pictures.

January 12, 2013, 11:59 PM

Several similar nicks on the gun in other locations


Muzzle brake


Side mount


Chipped paint


Pad doesn't fit right, and the wood is chipped and splintered around the edges

Edit: No I don't believe its one of the unfinished ones, its at least from May 2012 so that wouldnt have been the case, and I haven't taken the stock off yet.

January 13, 2013, 08:49 PM
It looks and sounds like you've got a standard Vepr Super, although it should have a chrome lined barrel. Molot has very good QC, so I'm surprised your rifle's in such poor shape. Both of mine have an excellent finish all the way around and the stocks are very nice as well. You might have gotten a rifle that was a return.