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Zastava M84
A Zastava M84
Type General-purpose machine gun
Place of origin  Yugoslavia
Service history
Wars Yugoslav Wars
Production history
Designed 1984
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Weight 11 kg (24 lb)
Length 1,175 mm (46.3 in)
Barrel length 658 mm (25.9 in)

Cartridge 7.62×54mmR
Action Gas-operated (rotating bolt)
Rate of fire 700-800 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 825 m/s
Effective range 1000 m
Feed system Belt-fed with 100 and 250 round belts
Sights Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights

The Zastava M84 is a general-purpose machine gun developed and manufactured by then- Yugoslav Zastava Arms company.[1][2] It is gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed and fully automatic shoulder fired weapon.

The M84 is almost a direct copy of the Soviet PK machine gun, the sole difference being in stock, which is not hollowed like on the original and is made out of a different wood type.



The standard M84 is intended for infantry use, and is derived from the Russian-made PK machine gun. It differs from the PK-series in that it has a solid wooden stock and an unfluted barrel. It is also configured for tripod mounting (like the PKS) and comes with a scope mount (like the PKMSN).


The M86 variant is based on the PKT, and is designed to mount as a coaxial weapon on tanks and other combat vehicles. The stock, bipod, and iron sights are omitted from this version, and it includes a heavier barrel and electric trigger.




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