Zastava M93 Black Arrow

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Zastava M93 Black Arrow
M93 Black Arrow
TypeAnti-materiel rifle
Place of originSerbia
Service history
In service1998-present
Used bySee Users
WarsSecond Liberian Civil War
Libyan Civil War (2014–present)
Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)[1][2]
Yemeni Civil War (2015-present)[3]
Saudi-led intervention in Yemen (2015-present)
Conflict in Najran, Jizan and Asir
Production history
Designed1993[citation needed]
ManufacturerZastava Arms, Aspar Arms
  • 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)

ActionBolt 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 range2,000 m (6,561 ft)[4]
Feed system5-round magazine
SightsOptical sight (8x32)

The M93 Black Arrow (Serbian: М93 „црна стрела“) is a 12.7mm or .50 caliber anti-materiel rifle developed and manufactured by Zastava Arms.


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.


See also[edit]


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  4. ^ "M93 Long Range". Zastava Arms. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Armenian Army Sniper Rifles". YouTube. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Azerbaijan reacts to French and British arms sales to Armenia". Azerbaijan Press Agency. 1 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Algerian Special forces".
  8. ^ a b Kuljanin, B.; Radisic, N. (12 January 2011). "Snajperi iz Zastave za Jordan i Indoneziju" [Snipers from Zastava for Jordan and Indonesia]. Blic Online (in Croatian). Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Frontline 50's". Tactical Life. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  10. ^ Republic of Serbia: Ministry of Economy and of Regional Development (24 September 2010). "Annual Report on the Transfers of Controlled Goods in 2008". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Belgrade. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014.
  11. ^ United Nations Security Council (25 Oct 2002). Report of the Panel of Experts concerning Liberia (S/2002/1115) (PDF). p. 18.
  12. ^ Jenzen-Jones, N.R.; McCollum, Ian (April 2017). Small Arms Survey, ed. Web Trafficking: Analysing the Online Trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Libya (PDF). Working Paper No. 26. p. 53.


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