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Star Z-70B: Spain’s Improved SMG

August 4, 2018 Ian McCollum 23

The Star Z-70B was an incremental improvement on the earlier Z-62 and Z-63 submachine guns adopted by the Spanish military and security services. It remains an open bolt, selective fire design, with an underfolding stock. […]

Submachine Guns

Yugoslavia’s PPSh Lookalike: The M49/57

May 4, 2018 Ian McCollum 10

Shortly after the end of World War Two, Yugoslavia adopted a submachine gun that looked very much like the Soviet PPSh-41, and was obviously inspired by it. However, the manufacturing methods were completely different, with […]