Zastava M77

The Zastava M77 is a 7.62mm light machine gun developed and manufactured by Zastava Arms. The M77 is designed on the basis of the AK-47 rifles from the USSR.

Zastava M77
Class Manportable
Type Machine Guns
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Origin Yugoslavia (Serbia)
Country Name Origin Year
Yugoslavia (Serbia) 1977
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Cyprus View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Zastava Arms View

The Zastava M77 rifle chambers and fires the 7.62×51mm NATO round. It is gas-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed, selective fire firearm with both a fixed and folding stock.

Type Light machine gun
Place of origin  Yugoslavia
Service history
Used by Cyprus
Production history
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Weight 4.8 kg
Length 990 mm
Barrel length 500 mm
Cartridge 7.62×51mm NATO
Action Gas-actuated (rotating bolt)
Rate of fire Semi-automatic, fully automatic
Muzzle velocity 840 m/s
Effective firing range 600 m
Feed system 20 rounds
Sights Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights

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