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Zastava M84-Ceca
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Zastava M84
Type Machine gun
Place of origin  Yugoslavia
Service history
Wars Yugoslav Wars, 2001 Macedonia Conflict
Production history
Designer Zastava Arms ("Zastava oružje")
Designed 1980s
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Number built 80,000+
Weight 11 kg (24.25 lb)
Length 1,175 mm (46.3 in)
Barrel length 658 mm (25.9 in)

Cartridge 7.62x54R mm
Action Gas-actuated (rotating bolt)
Rate of fire 700-800
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 M84 is a general purpose machine gun manufactured by Zastava Arms of Kragujevac, Republic of Serbia. The M84 is based on the Russian Kalashnikov PK series.



The M84 chambers the 7.62 x 54 mm R round. It is gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed, fully automatic firearm.

History and Variants

Zastava Arms produces two versions of the machine gun. [1]



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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