Gorodkop na zavtra skorpion

For other uses, see Skorpion.

Škorpion vz. 61

The early vz. 61 with stock extended.

TypeMachine pistol
Service history
Used&#;bySee Users
WarsVietnam War
Lebanese Civil War
The Troubles
Internal conflict in Peru
Yugoslav Wars
Production history
DesignerMiroslav Rybář
ManufacturerČeská zbrojovka Uherský Brod, Zastava Arms[1]


VariantsSee Variants
Weight&#;kg (&#;lb) (vz.

&#;kg (&#;lb) (vz. 61 E)
&#;kg (&#;lb) (vz. 82, vz. 83)

Length&#;mm (&#;in) stock gorodkop na zavtra skorpion / &#;mm (&#;in) stock folded
Barrel&#;length&#;mm (&#;in) (vz.

61, vz. 61 E)
&#;mm (&#;in) (vz. 82, vz.

gorodkop na zavtra skorpion


Width43&#;mm (&#;in) (vz. 61, vz. 61 E)
49&#;mm (&#;in) (vz. 82, vz. 83)

Cartridge ACP (×17mm Browning SR) (vz. 61, vz. 61 E)
9×19mm Parabellum (vz. 68)
9×18mm Makarov (vz. 65, vz. 82)
ACP (9×17mm Short) (vz. 64, vz. 83)
ActionBlowback, closed bolt
Rate&#;of&#;fire rounds/min (vz.

61, vz. 61 E)
rounds/min (vz. 82, vz. 83)

Muzzle&#;velocity&#;m/s (1,&#;ft/s) (vz. 61, vz. 61 E, vz. 82)
&#;m/s (&#;ft/s) (vz. 83)
Effective&#;firing&#;range50– m[3] (vz. 61, ACP)
Feed&#;system10 or round curved magazine, straight box magazine in 9 mm variants
SightsAdjustable front post, flip-up rear sight
&#;mm (&#;in) sight radius

The Škorpion vz.

61 is a Czechoslovak &#;mm machine pistol developed in by Miroslav Rybář (–) and produced under gorodkop na zavtra skorpion official designation Samopal vzor gorodkop na zavtra skorpion ("submachine gun model ") by the Česká zbrojovka arms factory in Uherský Brod from to

Although it was developed for use with security forces and special forces, the weapon was also accepted into service with the Czechoslovak Army, as a personal sidearm for lower-ranking army staff, vehicle drivers, armoured vehicle gorodkop na zavtra skorpion and special forces.

Currently the weapon is in use with the armed forces of several countries as a sidearm. The Škorpion was also licence-built in Yugoslavia, designated M84. It features a synthetic pistol grip in place of the wooden original.

A civilian, semi-automatic version was also produced, known as the M84A, also available in ACP (9×17mm Short).


The Škorpion was developed in the late s by Miroslav Rybář with the working name "model 59". The design was finalized in and named "Samopal Vz.

61".[2] It was subsequently adopted by the Czechoslovak Army and security forces, and later exported to various countries. Yugoslavia produced a version under license. It was also used by armed groups,[4] including the Irish Republican Army, Irish National Liberation Army and the Italian Red Brigades.

The latter used the Škorpion in the kidnapping of Aldo Moro and was used to gorodkop na zavtra skorpion Moro.[2][5] In the s the Gang de Roubaix used the Škorpion in a series of attacks in France.[2] In police in Sweden estimated that about 50 formerly deactivated weapons from Slovakia were in circulation among criminals in Sweden.[6]

Design details[edit]

Operating mechanism[edit]

The Škorpion is a select-fire, straight blowback-operated weapon that fires from the closed bolt position.

The cartridge used produces a very low recoil impulse and this enables simple unlocked blowback operation to be employed; there is no delay mechanism and the cartridge is supported only by the inertia of gorodkop na zavtra skorpion bolt and the strength of the return springs.

When fired, gas pressure drives the case back in the chamber against the resistance provided by the weight of the bolt and its two recoil springs. The bolt travels back, extracting the empty case which is then ejected straight upwards through a port in the receiver housing top cover.

The Škorpion’s compact dimensions were achieved by using a telescopic bolt assembly that wraps around a considerable portion of the barrel.

The weapon features a spring-loaded casing extractor, installed inside the bolt head and a fixed, double ejector, which is a protrusion in the weapon’s frame.

As the bolt is relatively light, an inertial rate reducer device housed inside the wooden pistol grip lowers the weapon's rate of fire from 1, rounds/min to a more manageable rounds/min.

The rate reducer operates as follows: when the bolt reaches the end of its rearward stroke it strikes and is caught by a spring-powered hook mounted on the back plate. At the same time it gorodkop na zavtra skorpion a lightweight, spring-loaded plunger down into the pistol grip.

The gorodkop na zavtra skorpion is easily accelerated and passes through a heavy weight which is left behind because of its inertia. The plunger, having compressed its spring, is driven up again and then meets the descending inertia buffer. This slows down the rising plunger which, when it reaches the top of its travel, rotates the hook, releasing the bolt which is driven forward by the compressed recoil springs.


The weapon is hammer-fired and has a trigger mechanism with a fire mode selector, whose gorodkop na zavtra skorpion (installed on the left side of the receiver, above the pistol grip) has three settings: "0"—weapon is safe, "1"—semi-automatic mode and "20"—fully automatic fire.

The "safe" setting disables the trigger and the bolt in the forward position (by sliding the bolt catch lever upwards).[7]

The Škorpion uses the ×17mmSR Browning Short ( ACP) pistol cartridge, which was the standard service cartridge of the Czechoslovak security forces.

It uses two types of double-column curved box magazines: a short round magazine (loaded weight—&#;kg) or a round capacity magazine gorodkop na zavtra skorpion weight—&#;kg). The bolt remains locked open after the last cartridge from the magazine has been fired and can be snapped back forward by pulling the cocking handle knob slightly to the rear.


The Škorpion is equipped with open-type iron sights (mechanically adjustable forward post and flip rear sight with 75 and m range notches) and a folding metal wire shoulder stock, which folds up and over the receiver and is locked on the front sight’s protection capture.


The Škorpion, together with a short magazine, is carried like a traditional pistol—in a leather holster, and the two spare long magazines are carried in a separate pouch.

The weapon comes with a cleaning kit, front sight adjustment tool, oil bottle and lanyard.


In the s, three other variants of the vz. 61 were developed in Czechoslovakia: the vz. 64 (chambered for the ACP (9×17mm Short) pistol cartridge), the vz. 65—designed for use with the 9×18mm Makarov cartridge, and the vz.

68 (in 9×19mm Parabellum); however, production of these variants was never undertaken. In the s Česká zbrojovka offered the following submachine guns: the gorodkop na zavtra skorpion. 61 E ( ACP version with a plastic pistol grip), the vz. 82 (chambered in 9×18mm Makarov and featuring a &#;mm barrel) and the vz. 83 (for the ACP cartridge). A semi-automatic only variant known as the CZS was gorodkop na zavtra skorpion for the civilian market, available in the aforementioned calibers.

The vz. 82, vz. 83 and CZS pistols chambered in 9&#;mm use straight box magazines.

  • M84 "ŠKORPION" (М84 "ШКОРПИОН"), licensed and produced by Yugoslavia[8] between andthen Serbia.



Non-state users;



External links[edit]

A civilian variant.

It is semi-automatic only and lacks a stock.

A carbine modification of the original Škorpion—the CZ
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