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"A short barrel option called Farmer of a classic side-by-side hunting shotgun produced by the Russian Firearms manufacturer Izhevsky Mechanichesky Zavod, well known throughout the world, under the trademark Baikal. It's excellent balance ensures convenient and quick aiming."


The IZH-43 is a tier 1 shotgun.


Rifle double unlocked

This shotgun is now available for free to all Contract Wars players.

The IZH-43 boasts an impressive damage of 200 damage per shot in semi-automatic mode, and a head-cracking 400 damage when both shells are fired at once. It also have relative tight pellet spread for a shotgun. A direct hit in semi automatic mode will almost guarantee a kill up to 30 metres, or 35 metres in burst mode with some clever aiming. However, the IZH-43 immense alpha damage and rapid rate of fire is compensated by its two-round capacity, low mobility, very low penetration, which makes aiming extremely important for this weapon even in close range.

It is highly recommended that it is used with a sidearms that players feel comfortable with in case they miss crucial shots or are caught off-guard while reloading.


"Few masters, than can intelligently use this weapon to fight, for a greater convenience modifying a gun with a collimator sight."


AccuracyAccuracy +5
RecoilRecoil −3
MobilityMobility −4

Rifle double wtask

To complete the W-Task you must get 15 headshots. When achieved, you will get an EOTech collimator. This doesn't change the gun's performance too much, but does give you a clearer sight picture if used while aiming down sights.



Achievements you can unlock using this gun.

Hunter AchievementHunter600 kills with shotguns7000 CRLogo
Merc AchievementMercKill 50 enemies500 CRLogo


  • In Facebook & VK versions of Contract Wars, in order to unlock the weapon, one must have 15 friends playing the game.
  • The IZH-43 is the first shotgun a contractor can buy.
  • It was the first gun to have a holo-sight.
  • The old W-Task used to be 10 double kills, but this was deemed too tough for a beginner by the developers.
  • Has the highest damage in the shotgun category when set to double burst.