Russian / SWD AKS PP-19 Bizon 9x19mm Transferable Submachine Gun


This Chester County Armory sale listing is for a unicorn in the NFA Transferable Machine Gun world….an almost all-Russian PP-19 Bizon 2-01 9x19mm Parabellum select-fire submachine gun that is NFA registered and fully transferable.

This spectacular model was meticulously built by famed AK gunsmith Mike Friend of Firing Line in Wyandotte, OK using an extremely-rare original Russian PP-19 Bizon 9x19mm Parabellum parts kit and an NFA fully transferable S.W.D. Inc converted Polytech AKS-223 receiver. This receiver was originally imported into the U.S.  as a Polytech AKS-223 semi-automatic rifle, and then converted to full-auto and Form 2 registered by S.W.D. Inc. in Atlanta, GA in the 1980’s. With the exception of the NFA registered receiver and a U.S. manufactured barrel, all other parts used in this weapon are original Russian Izhmash manufactured parts.

The PP-19 Bizon was originally designed and produced by Russian small arms company Izhmash in 1993 as an LE counter-terrorism weapon, capable of providing fast and accurate close range fire with a large capacity, in a caliber meant for CQB type applications.  Originally designed in 9×18 Makarov, it is more commonly seen in 9x19mm Parabellum due to a Gen 2 adaptation by Izhmash that sacrificed only 9 rounds of ammunition to allow for use out to 200m instead of the 100m limit of the Makarov round, as well as to give it more commercial appeal world-wide. The Gen 2 alliteration of the Bizon was offered in 7 total variants, with 9x19mm Parabellum being the most successful globally.

Due to the closed bolt, straight blowback design, the gas system utilized on a standard AK rifle has been removed, and replaced with a weighted bolt system that physically appears similar to an AK piston. The Bizon shares the same receiver dimensions, trigger group, and selector controls as the AK-74 rifle and over a 60% commonality in parts. The selector lever is located on the right side of the receiver and has three settings: a fully up, unmarked safe setting that disables the trigger and physically blocks the charging handle; the middle position (marked “АВ”) enables fully automatic fire, and the lowest position (“ОД”) allows the weapon to fire in a semi-automatic mode. The Bizon also features the same left-side folding stock as the AKS-74, and, it’s most distinctive feature, a 53rd helical magazine, similar to that seen on the Calico 9mm weapons of the 1980’s.

Mike Friend’s impressive gunsmithing work on this model has replicated the receiver markings exactly as what would be expected on a true Russian weapon, right down to the model, caliber, and manufacturer markings and symbols. (The registered receiver also retains its legally-required original manufacturer and importation markings, as well). Mechanically, this submachine gun runs flawlessly, just like one would expect an AK machine gun to fire. It has only been fired a limited number of times since its build was completed at Firing Line. The internal mechanisms show very little wear. The bolt face is clean and strong. The bore is bright and shiny with crisp, clean, well-delineated rifling. The bolt assembly itself notes no wear marking whatsoever in the finished bolt.

Cosmetically, this amazing weapon is in like-new condition, with only limited handling marks noted in the exterior matte black finish. The selector lever engagement does note the tell-tale “AK line” from operation, but apart from that, the finish is completely intact on all other areas of the weapon.  This weapon will come with one original 53rd 9x19mm Parabellum helical magazine.

This unicorn of a transferable machine gun is currently available on an eForm capable Form 3 that lists “Form 2 Registration” as the manufacturer and “AKS223” as the model.

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    This Chester County Armory sale listing is for a fully transferable Russian PP-19 Bizon 2-01 / AKS-9 9x19mm NATO submachine gun professionally built using an S.W.D. Inc converted and an NFA registered AKS-223 receiver and a Russian PP-19 Bizon parts kit. This model is currently in-stock, in our possession, and available for purchase on a Form 3. Please call us at 610-235-6155 to purchase or for additional information on this item.



    SWD Inc / Russia / Firing Line


    AKS-9 Bizon


    9x19mm NATO


    Blowback, Closed Bolt

    Barrel Length



    4.6 lbs


    Matte Black