Skorpion VZ61 7.65mm sub-machine gun

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 

Overview

The Skorpion VZ61 is a Czechoslovak 7.65mm submachine gun, developed in 1959 by Miroslav Rybar (1924-1970) and produced under the official designation Samopal vzor 61 (“submachine gun model 1061”) by the Ceska Zbrojovka factory at Uhersky Brod in the Czech Republic.

Although originally 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 vehicle drivers, armoured vehicle personnel and special forces.

Currently the weapon is in use with the armed forces of several countries.

The Skorpion was also license-built in Yugoslavia and designated the M84.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for former Soviet bloc countries from 1961 up to the present day.

Foxtrot example shown is a Skorpion VZ61, chambered in 7.65mm, fitted with a folding wire stock, fitted with a factory made sound suppressor and all metal parts are in a blued finish.

Film Set Notes

As small SMG’s, Skorpions are very reliable and useable in confined spaces, with their short barrel and high rate of fire, (850 rpm) the flash is good. They are also very easily fired single handed.

Please note:  Use with the sound moderator will conceal virtually all flash at muzzle.