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The Agram 2000 is a Croatian insurrectionist submachine gun.

HistoryEdit

The year was 1991. The dissolution of Yugoslavia left Croatia with little weapons to arm their troops in time for said country's war of independence. An embargo prevented the newly formed state from legally buying weapons from across seas, which left Croatia with no choice but to design their own weapons, leading to the Agram. The weapon, while based on dated designs, was apparently liked by its users.

The basis of the weapon, the Agram 1000, was designed by Mirko Vugrek (died 2006, aged 80) of Novi Golubovec in 1990 and entered production in 1991. An improved version of the weapon was developed in 1992 by Mirko's son Ivan and christened the Agram 2000; the weapon entered production the same year, with production ending the next year with the end of the war.[1]

The vast numbers of Agrams floating around Croatia after the Croatian War of Independence as well as the availability of a sound suppressor made it a popular choice for criminals; however, the weapon is apparently not approved for use by officials in Croatia.[2] According to some sources, the weapon is still being produced, albeit there is no documentation or proof of such production.

Design DetailsEdit

The Agram was made entirely of metal and plastics and uses design elements from the TEC-9 and the Beretta M12. Unlike most other submachine guns of the time, however, the Agram was very well designed, much like the Zagi M-91 and the ERO submachine gun. The weapon has a threaded muzzle with a protective sleeve; this muzzle may be removed to fit a suppressor.[3] It has a military-friendly foregrip and a higher rate of fire than the M12.

VariantsEdit

Agram 2002

Version without a thumbhole grip and slightly different charging handle.[1]

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=1561
  2. http://stari.mup.hr/main.aspx?id=150279
  3. Jane's Guns Recognition Guide, 2008 edition, Richard D. Jones, Andrew White, p. 179