The MP-153 is solid, simple, and almost unbelievably low-priced. The MP-153's gas system handles 2-3/4" to 3-1/2"shells interchangeably by means of a valve spring that must can hand tightened or loosened to function with a range of loads. The shotgun's receiver is made from solid steel, but it remains fairly lightweight with a good balance. The recoil spring is mounted on the magazine tube, where it is easy to inspect and maintain, unlike springs in many guns that are hidden away in a tube in the stock. The bolt has a carrier stop like those found on Beretta and Benelli shotguns, which can be pressed to lock the bolt in the open position and a cocking indicator inside the trigger guard. This Russian-made shotgun features a ventilated rib, a front bead sight, a cross-bolt safety, and a modified choke tube. Its wood and metal are in good condition and its bore is in very good condition.