Fostech Origin 12

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FOSTECH ORIGIN-12 TACTICAL SHOTGUN Style: Hard black coated receiver, barrel & hard nickel coated internals AK-style modular shotgun platform w/convenient single-point trigger finger operation of bolt release, mag. release, & safety Efficient gas system w/infinite gas block adjustment Multi-caliber receiver w/black, full-length flat-top accessory rail dust cover Last round bolt hold open Quick Change Barrel System w/single-pin disassembly incorporates threaded fluted 18" barrel, gas block adjustment, & modular handguard all in one unit Black modular handguard has upper & lower accessory rails, plus side rail mounting options Diamondhead polymer flip-up sights Ambidextrous safety & mag. release Std. T-nut receiver window for pistol grip interchangeability ERGO pistol grip Folding, collapsible black Battlelink Minimalist stock (BMS) by MFT Reinforced magwell Includes (1) 5-round direct feed mag. & all-weather tactical hard case 100% made in the USA Wt.: 9.125 lbs.

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147.2 oz

Fostech Origin 12 Features

The Fostech Origin-12 is a semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun whose design is heavily inspired by the AK47.  It is built with an 18.5 inch barrel and operates on a long-stroke gas piston action and is known for having an incredibly fast cycle speed for a shotgun.  The Origin-12 is also equipped with a folding stock that can accept any Mil-Spec compatible AR15 stock.

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Fostech Origin 12 Capacity

The Fostech Origin-12 is a 12-gauge shotgun with a 2 ¾” chamber cut into its barrel.  The Origin-12 feeds from single-stack detachable box magazines with 5, 8 and 10 round capacities while it can also be fed by 20 and 30 round drum magazines.  The Origin-12 has an adjustable gas system allowing the user to reliably cycle different ammo types.

The Origin-12 measures 35.2 inches long and has an unloaded weight of 9.2 pounds making it about as easy to maneuver and carry as a typical AR10.  Its folding stock allows the user to easily maneuver in and out of vehicles and move through other confined spaces due to its approximate 28 inch length.  

Fostech Origin 12 Mobility


Fostech Origin 12 Ergonomics

While the Origin-12 takes a lot of design cues from the AK47, the only controls it retains are in the folding stock mechanism and the magazine release.  The Origin-12 has a charging handle located along the top left side of the handguard and the safety lever has been made ambidextrous and extends backwards towards the user’s shooting hand.

Fostech Origin 12 Fit & Finish

The Origin-12 has a unique disassembly method that includes removing the barrel assembly and rotating the dust cover upwards.  After that, it’s essentially an AK47 style disassembly.  The Fostech uses a lot of polymer components to reduce the weight, and in proper AK fashion, is built with a stamped receiver.

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How much is a Fostech Origin 12 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Fostech Origin 12 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Fostech Origin 12 and most rifles. The Price for a Fostech Origin 12 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Fostech Origin 12 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $1,105.43 $1,445.56 $1,700.66
Excellent $1,020.40 $1,360.53 $1,530.59
Very Good $935.36 $1,360.53 $1,530.59
Good $850.33 $1,275.50 $1,445.56
Fair $595.23 $1,105.43 $1,360.53
Poor $425.17 $850.33 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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