Okay, I see plenty of VEPR-12 shotguns advertised "stock welded open". I presume this is due to some import restriction. Anyone know for sure? I know that these folders wlded open can easily be "reopened" with a little dremel work and small file, but that seems silly to weld open these stocks. May look into something like this if I find the time.
Also seen some builders doing conversions in various configurations (i.e. Lone Star) but don't see any drum mags on the horizon yet like with the Saiga-12s. May want to expand from my small Saiga-12 collection by adding a VEPR-12 or more.