Zastava M93 Black Arrow

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

Zastava M93 Black Arrow
TypeAnti-materiel rifle
Place of originYugoslavia
Service history
In service1998–present
Used bySee Users
WarsYugoslav Wars
Second Liberian Civil War
Syrian Civil War
Libyan Civil War (2014–present)
Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)[1][2]
Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)[3]
Production history
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
  • 846m/s (2690 ft/s) (DSHK variant)
  • 888 m/s (2913 ft/s) (Browning variant)
Effective firing range2,000 m (6,561 ft)[4]
Feed system5-10-round magazine
SightsOptical sight (8x32)


The primary purpose of this rifle is long range engagement 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.

Design and features

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.[5]

Its overall design is a scale-up of the Mauser 98 system, similarly to the Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr.[6]


See also


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  5. "AWT 12.7 mm M93 Black Arrow anti-matériel rifle". Jane's Infantry Weapons 2000-2001. 17 August 2000. pp. 2345–2346.
  6. Jane's IDR 2001.
  7. "Algerian Special forces".
  8. "Armenian Army Sniper Rifles". YouTube. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  9. "Azerbaijan reacts to French and British arms sales to Armenia". Azerbaijan Press Agency. 1 February 2016.
  10. 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.
  11. Krott, Rob (October 2003). "Macedonia's Weaponry: A New Nation Re-Arms and Fights". Small Arms Review. Vol. 7 no. 1.
  12. United Nations Security Council (25 October 2002). Report of the Panel of Experts concerning Liberia (S/2002/1115) (PDF). p. 18.
  13. 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.
  14. "Frontline 50's". Tactical Life. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  15. 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.
  16. McCollum, Ian (18 October 2017). "Craft-produced anti-materiel rifles in service with Kurdish YPG".


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