Zastava M93 Black Arrow

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Zastava M93 Black Arrow
M93 Black Arrow
Type Anti-materiel rifle
Place of origin  Serbia
Service history
In service 1998-present
Used by See Users
Production history
Designed 1993[citation needed]
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Produced 1998-present
  • 16 kg (35.27 lb) (DSHK variant)
  • 14.5 kg (31.97 lb) (Browning variant)
  • 1,670 mm (65.75 in) (DSHK variant)
  • 1,510 mm (59.45 in) (Browning variant)
Barrel length
  • 1,000 mm (DSHK variant)
  • 840 mm (Browning variant)

Action Bolt action (rotating bolt; long action)
Muzzle velocity
  • 820 m/s (2690 ft/s) (DSHK variant)
  • 888 m/s (2913 ft/s) (Browning variant)
Effective firing range 2,000 m (6,561 ft)[1]
Feed system 5-round magazine
Sights Optical sight (8x32)

The M93 Black Arrow is a 12.7mm or .50 caliber anti-materiel rifle developed and manufactured by Zastava Arms.

The M93 Black Arrow is designed on the basis of the Mauser system, which was, during its one hundred years long combat history, proven to be one of the most accurate and reliable bolt-action systems.[citation needed]


The primary purpose of this rifle is long range engagement of hardly visible targets and due to that, it is provided only with an optical sight, which is included in the rifle set (8x magnification with the division up to 1,800 m). Its mount can accept the sights of other manufacturers as well.

Members of the family were tested in operations fought in Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia in extreme conditions.

Design and Features[edit]

The Zastava M93 Black Arrow rifle is available in both 12.7×108mm and .50 BMG. It is a bolt action, air-cooled, magazine-fed firearm with a fixed stock.

Individual characteristics:

  • Excellent balance
  • Stock with two spring buffers
  • Muzzle brake facilitating shooting (decreasing recoil by 62%)
  • Stock and forehand made of polymer, reinforced with glass fibers
  • Adjustable folding bipod – able to fit the size of the cover behind which the rifle is placed
  • Locking – Mauser system
  • Bolt guided along the whole length of its movement in the receiver
  • Heavy, fluted barrel for accurate and precise path of fired projectile of large energetic potential


Zastava M93

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome to Zastava-arms - Zastava-arms". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Armenian Army#Equipment
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b "Blic Online - Snajperi iz Zastave za Jordan i Indoneziju". Blic Online. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Frontline 50's". Tactical Life. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Jones, Richard D. Jane's Infantry Weapons 2009/2010. Jane's Information Group; 35 edition (January 27, 2009). ISBN 978-0-7106-2869-5.
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