SOLD FOR: $2876
Make: Israeli Military Industries (IMI), imported by Springfield Armory
Model: Timber Wolf
Serial Number: TW14557
Year of Manufacture: 1989-1993
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Tubular Magazine Fed Pump-Action Rifle
Barrel Length: 18 1/2″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white aiming reference dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. There is a rail integral to the receiver for mounting optics (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece wood with grooved slide handle, straight grip, straight comb, serrated black rubber buttpad and a sling stud in the belly (there is another stud mounted to the magazine forward the slide handle). The buttstock can be removed using a knurled screw on the left-rear of the receiver. The stocks have a few light nicks and scratches with one ding in the front of the comb. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has light wear. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but there is some stubborn fouling. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges, most notable at the muzzle on each side. There are some scattered light nicks and scratches. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Timber Wolf is a pump-action carbine produced by Israeli Military Industries from 1989 to 1993. Most were chambered for .38 Special/.357 Magnum with fewer like this one, chambered for .44 Magnum. The rifles were imported by Uzi America, Action Arms, and Springfield Armory. The rifles are handy and quick to operate, making for great little brush guns, so it’s hard to understand why they were produced for such a short period. They are now somewhat collectible, especially the .44 Magnum. This example has honest wear from use, but retains a great bore and strong mechanics. Whether you’re looking for a trim .44 carbine or looking to add one of these scarce rifles to your collection, take a look at our photos and good luck!
Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud