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Zastava Arms Revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ArchAngelCD, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I never heard of Zastava Arms before I saw their .357 Magnum revolver in the Cabela's sale circular that came in the mail today. I looked them up on the net and they are a 160 year old Serbian arms company.

    The question is, does anyone know if their revolvers are worth $299? (4" Blue .357 Magnum) Anyone here actually heard of them and seen one of their revolvers?
  2. 788Ham

    788Ham Well-Known Member

    I did about a week ago in a Cabela's store in Thornton, CO, too many folks at the gun counter to get a look-see/hands on deal. Definitely not a Smith !
  3. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    That is the same factory that made the M48 rifles, rebuilt thousands of other rifles, made the Remington 798, and produced the Yugo car. (OK, so they would like to forget the car!)

    They also made the Yugoslav AK-47, Tokarev, etc.

    Yes, they do know about making guns.

  4. toivo

    toivo Well-Known Member

    I have a Zastava Tokarev pistol that is a pretty solid piece of machinery. A friend has a Zastava .22 rifle that works well too. I can't speak for the model you're looking at, but it's definitely not a fly-by-night company.
  5. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    I am interested in these also
  6. bdb benzino

    bdb benzino Well-Known Member

    I have the Zastava EZ9, which is close to a clone of a Sig 226. It is an awesome pistol and seems to be on par with Sig quality with the exception of its finish. FN helped Zastava get on their feet when they started up, and they make some quality guns but are not real well known in the US.
  7. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    I saw them in Thornton too, they didn't look beat up. Suspect they are police trade guns.
  8. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    Zastava made the guns that were sold as Interarms Mark X Mausers back when the country they were in was called Yugoslavia. They can make really good rifles.

    I saw the revolvers in the Cabela's in Louisville last week. These were new guns and the price was $399. DA triggers were horrible. For the price I would find a used Ruger Security Six instead.
  9. chicharrones

    chicharrones Well-Known Member

    Interesting that the Cabelas photo shows "made in Yugoslavia". http://www.cabelas.com/product/ZASTAVA-M-REVOLVER/1776332.uts

    Regarding Zastava, I have two of their rimfire rifles both made in the last 10 years and marked made in Serbia. They are both above average in quality and well above average in accuracy.
  10. bmnloader

    bmnloader Well-Known Member

    The $299.00 price was for a pre-owned pistol.
  11. chicharrones

    chicharrones Well-Known Member

    I checked my mail yesterday and one of the things in it was a sales flyer from Cabelas.

    It showed the Zastava revolver as "NEW", then several lines below that it states "Pre-Owned". Well if that isn't clear enough. :D
  12. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    Wonder why Cabelas has three different stock numbers and they list the guns with /92, /93 and /95 prefixes? I can't see an explanation on the website.

    Did I mention tha the double action trigger was horrible?
  13. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    Looked over FN .357 'Barracuda' and passed on it despite favorable price because I'm no good at fabricating spare parts. I would follow this advise on this one too.
  14. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    If they are "pre-owned" they might have been made when the country was still Yugoslavia, so "Made in Yugoslavia" might be correct.

  15. Bezoar

    Bezoar member

    i believe the gun has been in several model changes. i believe the 299.99 m83 is "discontinued" by company
  16. Flashcube

    Flashcube Well-Known Member

    Dan's Sporting Goods has them in NIB condition and I was curious enough to order one... Should arrive at my FFL next week. Have had good luck with other Zastava firearms so I figured I'd give their revolver a go.
  17. Guntoter

    Guntoter Well-Known Member

    Never gotten a gun from Dan's I wasn't impressed with so I would have no reservation about getting one of these from him if I was in the market for a revolver. When a new shipment of surplus weapons comes in he tends to have the pick-of-the-litter.
  18. chicharrones

    chicharrones Well-Known Member

    I sure would like to see some pics when you get it. :)
  19. Flashcube

    Flashcube Well-Known Member

    If I can coax my old camera into doing something other than imitating a paperweight I should be able to provide pictures. Even shooting impressions, since my FFL also happens to be a range. :D
  20. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I would also be interested is seeing what one looks like and hearing from you on how well you like it or not. That will really answer my original question alright! lol

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