Today’s Photo Of The Day comes from Czechoslovakia (indirectly via Mac Tactical) in the form of a VZ 61 Skorpion machine pistol. This particular Skorpion is chambered in .32ACP and is outfitted with a Schreyer Weapons Systems Aculeus silencer which uses the traditional compression fit quick detach system that seals down on the bulge on the barrel.
Below the VZ 61 sits next to the modern-day CZ-USA Scorpion pistol.
The Škorpion vz. 61 is a Czechoslovak 7.65 mm machine pistol developed in 1959 by Miroslav Rybář (1924–1970) and produced under the official designation Samopal vzor 61 (“submachine gun model 1961”) by the Česká zbrojovka arms factory in Uherský Brod from 1961 to 1979.
Although it was 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 lower-ranking army staff, vehicle drivers, armored vehicle personnel and special forces. Currently the weapon is in use with the armed forces of several countries as a sidearm. The Škorpion was also license-built in Yugoslavia, designated M84. It features a synthetic pistol grip compared to the original version. A civilian, semi-automatic version was also produced, known as the M84A, also available in .380 ACP (9×17mm Short).
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