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Zastava M56

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Zastava M56 - 7.62x25mm

Zastava M56 is a Yugoslavian submachine gun, based on MP40 but chambered for 7.62x25 mm TT caliber. The curved PPS-43 style magazine is the most distinctive feature of M56 that allows to differ it from MP40; another feature is the bayonet lug on the barrel. This SMG was in service of the Yugoslav People's Army and law enforcement agencies until 1990s.


(1956 - 1992)

  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Caliber: 7.62x25mm
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
  • Length: 34.3 in (87 cm) (stock extended), 23.3 in (59.1 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 9.8 in (25 cm)
  • Feed System: 32-round stick magazine
  • Rate of Fire: 600 rpm
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto only

The Zastava M56 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Check Passed: No Mines (Provereno nema mina) Yugoslavian soldier 1965
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Jude Law Dr. John Watson Heavily modified as fictional "Meinhard Submachine Gun" 2011
The train assassins, Meinhard guards

See Also

  • Zastava Arms - A list of all firearms manufactured by Crvena Zastava/Zastava Arms, Kragujevac, Serbia.

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