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The Zastava M77 is a 7.62mm light machine gun developed and manufactured by Zastava Arms.[2] It is an AK-47 variant.

Zastava M77
Zastava M77
TypeLight machine gun
Place of originYugoslavia
Service history
Used byCyprus[citation needed]
Production history
ManufacturerZastava Arms
Mass4.8 kg[1]
Length990 mm
Barrel length500 mm

Cartridge7.62×51mm NATO[1]
ActionGas-actuated (rotating bolt)
Rate of fireSemi-automatic, fully automatic
Muzzle velocity840 m/s
Effective firing range600 m
Feed system20 rounds
SightsAdjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights


The Zastava M77 rifle chambers and fires the 7.62×51mm NATO round. It is gas-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed, selective fire light machine gun with either a fixed or a folding stock. It has an adjustable gas system with 3 settings aiding suppressor use.[3]

Between 2014 and 2015 a variant of this rifle was imported into the United States as the M77PS. It is a semi automatic version of the M77 with a polymer thumbhole stock and a 10 round magazine.



  1. ^ a b M77 Technical data
  2. ^ "ZASTAVA ARMS Kragujevac | Light Machine Gun M77". 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  3. ^ "Light Machine Gun M77 | Zastava-arms". Retrieved 2018-11-02.

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