Serbia Halts Arms Exports? Aims to Focus on Home Military Needs

Today we found out via our friends over at Zastava Arms USA that the Serbian Government decided that due to the ongoing situation in the area (tensions mounting with neighboring Kosovo), it’s likely they’ll be suspending all arms exports in an effort to make sure that the Serbian military has sufficient arms and ammunition to cater to the needs of the Serbian Armed Forces. At the time of writing, Zastava Arms has not received any official word from the Zastava Arms factory regarding the ban and they are still continuing to receive shipments as usual. With Serbia being home to Zastava Arms, and also being owned by the Serbian Ministry of Defense, Zastava Arms may have no choice but to completely cease all of their US exports to Zastava Arms USA.

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A .308 AK-47: Zastava M77 Overview

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at Zastava USA to discuss the new import of the Zastava M77 rifle. This .308 rifle is very similar to Zastava’s flagship M70 AK-type rifle and almost identical to the Zastava M90 .223 rifle, with a few differences other than the obvious caliber difference. Note that per the video, furniture that works with the M70 and M90 should also work with the M77. Zastava now offers three calibers of AK to the US civilian market, including 5.56/223, and of course 7.62×39. Check out this overview for a description of the features and accessories available for this new .308 AK.

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Zastava M21 – The New Generation Kalashnikov Rifle From Serbia That Never Caught On

Mass production of the famous AK-47 started in 1949, and by 1959 the design was completely finalized. Many countries tried to modernize it, some were successful, like Poland with its “Beryl” program, and some unsuccessful, like Hungary, which ended up ditching all changes in the late 70s to just make a standard AKM rifle they called “AK-63”. But there were modernization efforts that went beyond simple upgrades, and Zastava M21 is probably one of the best examples of that.

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Zastava Arms USA Now Offering Factory California Compliant M70

Some of us aren’t fortunate enough to live in a state that allows for things like threaded barrels, standard capacity magazines, or even pistol grips. Before some of you inevitably chime in with “jUsT MOvE“, please understand that moving to a whole new state is a lot more involved than leaving your parent’s basement. You’ll find out one day I’m sure. I’m getting off-topic. Living in states like California does make enjoying our hobby more difficult, but not impossible. And Zastava Arms USA is there for you with their California Compliant M70.

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