Zastava M70 (pistol)

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Zastava M70
Zastava M70 Almgren 004.jpg
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Yugoslavia/Serbia
Production history
Designed 1970
Manufacturer Crvena Zastava (now Zastava Arms)
Produced 1970–present
Weight 670 grams
Length 165mm
Barrel length 94mm
Height 115mm

Cartridge .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 9mm Kratak (.380 ACP)
Feed system 8 (.32 ACP) or 7 (.380 ACP) round single-stack magazine
Sights Iron sights

The Zastava M70 (formerly known as CZ M70 (Crvena Zastava Model 1970) is produced by Zastava Arms[1] as a sidearm for Yugoslavian police and certain military officers.[2] The pistol was loosely based on the Zastava M57, but is scaled down to accept smaller and less powerful 7,65mm Browning (.32 ACP) or 9mm Kratak (.380 ACP).

Design details[edit]

The M70 pistol is a recoil action design and can be easily removed during disassembly of the pistol. The trigger is Single Action. Owing to its Tokarev design lineage, the hammer unit is removable as one piece. The manual safety lever is located on the left side of the frame, above grip panel, and is forward to fire, back for "safe." The sights are fixed.


For many years these pistols were used by Yugoslavian police and military. Today many of these pistols are sold worldwide as surplus and are popular among the civilians in Serbia, sometimes referred as "Pčelica" (little bee), as well as backup guns for police.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ manufacturer's website
  2. ^ Crvena Zastava M70 pistol (Serbia / former Yugoslavia)

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