Zastava M88

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Zastava M88
Zastava M88A Tokarev 9mm pistol.jpg
TypePistol
Place of originYugoslavia (Serbia)
Service history
Used byYugoslavia
Serbia
Production history
Designed1987
Manufacturer
VariantsM88A
Specifications
Weight750g
Length175mm
Barrel length96mm
Height130mm

Cartridge9×19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W
ActionShort recoil actuated, locked breech, single action
Feed system8-round magazine
SightsIron Sights

The Zastava M88 is a semi-automatic handgun produced by Zastava Arms, Serbia.

Features[edit]

Based on the design specifications, the pistol is an improved version on the previous Tokarev-based M57 and M70 pistols, with the main difference being that it is chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum for export purposes.

A variant of the pistol called the M88A features an external safety on the slide,[1] and an internal firing pin block safety.

Usage[edit]

The M88 saw limited use as a service pistol with the Yugoslav police and military forces, but was replaced by the higher capacity CZ 99 series, while sometimes used as a training pistol in some military training camps in Serbia.[2] Since then it has been widely available for civilian purchase. The M88 and M88A are also imported into the United States by the K-VAR/FIME Group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Firsthand account of former Serbian soldier.

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