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ZastavaM76
Zastava M76
Country of origin

Yugoslavia

Manufacturer(s)

Zastava

Designer(s)

Zastava

Year(s) designed

1975

Production began

1976

Weapon type

Sniper rifle

Caliber

7.92×57mm Mauser

Action

Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Overall length

44.7 inches (114 centimetres)

Barrel length

22 inches (56 centimetres)

Weight

10 pounds (4.5 kilograms)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

10-round detachable box magazine

Effective range

Over 800 metres (2,600 feet; 870 yards)

Used by

See Users below

The Zastava M76 is a Serbian semi-automatic sniper rifle that was designed in 1975 and entered service in 1976 by the Yugoslavian army. The M76 is manufactured by Zastava. The M76 is 44.7 inches and uses a German 7.92×57mm Mauser.

Combat history Edit

During the 1990s Yugoslav Wars the former Yugoslavian countries used the Zastava M76 for sniping and used the Zastava M70 for fighting on land. Also in the Kosovo War, the army of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia used M76s against the Kosovo Liberation Army and some of these M76s were also captured by the Kosovo Liberation Army.

Users Edit

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cambodia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Georgia
  • Iraq
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • North Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia

Former users Edit

  • Yugoslavia

See also Edit

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