Zastava M85, rifles

Firearms and cold steel in our days it is easier than ever. If during the socialist period of our compatriots could in the legal field to gain only a modest and inexpensive hunting rifles with a long legacy of technical data, to date, the Russian legislation has become much more democratic and loyal to the possession of those or other brands of rifles.

Review of the Zastava M85 carbine

The carbine is a wide range of applications Zastava M85 is an excellent automatic Yugoslav weapons produced at the time of the company “Zastava Arms”, which is a shortened version of the Zastava M90 machine gun, a direct descendant in the series, coming after the Zastava M70. The external data is taken from a famous Soviet machines AKMS and AKS74U, he adapted to the ammunition used in NATO countries, caliber 5 56 × 45, 00 mm.

Today mass production is suspended. However, the desire to conquer the markets of Western Europe due to the underlying model AKM engineers and gunsmiths Serbian company Crvena Zastava from Kragujevac and the creation of the machine M 85 was quite successful.

Advantages and disadvantages

Hunting rifles Zastava M85 DAT fit under the original locking system Mauser, who became a legend thanks to the unique reliability, quality, it is durable and reliable in operation. The use of alloy steel with chrome vanadium additives, manufacture of the barrel cold forging allows to guarantee high precision, accuracy and percentage of hits component. For the bed perfectly natural material – stained walnut.

Experts note a certain stiffness of the battle, the necessity of application of a certain force when the platoon mechanism in a painful position. In the field traces the vacillation of the store and the possibility of getting dirt in the barrel.

Photos of the rifle ZASTAVA M85


The Zastava M85 is a carbine designed for hunting purposes, is reliable partner of suppliers and specialists in bioteknia – reduction of livestock dangerous to human animals.


For nearly fifty years, the Yugoslav arms has released several series of modifications of Zastava, which are adapted under the unified caliber 5 56 x 45, 00 mm. It is a model M 70 1 M 80 and 80/A, M 85, M-90 and M 90.

1 Caliber, mm 5. 56 x 45
2 The length of the butt, in the spread out kind, sm 76, 00
folded, cm 50, 00
3 The barrel: its length, cm 25, 40
4 Weight unloaded, kg 3, 100
5 Effect. firing range, m 300, 00

Structural solution of this firearm is almost identical to the basic model AKM. When implementing a shot special attention gunsmiths attracted a shutter system that completely eliminates inadvertent removal of the safety system and bringing it in combat readiness. The design includes the installation of arms under day or night sights. Weapons can be mounted on four combat stops.

Picking and packing

In standard sales package includes a certificate, license, manufacturer, sheet shooting, help DTK 005, individual passport technical unit.

Packed discharged in a waterproof packing, in the sale comes in the original box with the logos of the plant.

The principle of operation

On the basis of the model Zastava M85 is the use of energy of powder gases withdrawn from the stem channel. In the process of the shot powder gases eject a bullet, put pressure on the front wall of the gas devices, the piston is dropped to the rear position.

Through movement of the bolt compresses the spring in the cocking auto weapons. The trigger is set in the firing position. Channel is locked when you turn right, along the longitudinal axis.


All procedures for maintenance of the weapons are in a disassembled state, with detached store, unloaded the trunk and in exact accordance with the classical scheme of disassembly prescribed in the instructions to the passport firearms unit.


Any modern tuning against the rifle manufacturer will not be considered, in addition to using walnut wood for the manufacture of the bed.

Prices and a review on hunting rifle M85 Zastava (Zastava M85) is given below.


Price category applies more to the middle segment as for hunting firearms and ranges in different online stores 850, 00 to 885, 00 dollars. USA. Around the same money you can buy such rifles as CZ 512, Remington 700 SPS, KSO 9 Krechet, Orsis 120, etc.

Owner reviews

The vast majority of reviews about guns positive. Many owners focus on reliability and high performance properties of the rifle Zastava M 85. Somewhat reduces its rating is quite modest and some difficulties with the mechanics of the platoon.

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