* It is recommended that 7.65mm Browning FMJ (round nose) be used to ensure excellent reliability during cycling. Our Scorpions utilize original C.I.P. spec 7.65mm Browning barrels. For this reason, CzechPoint does not recommend American manufactured (SAAMI spec) ammunition as it may cause feeding issues. The following ammunition is recommended for the Scorpion as it is high quality and C.I.P. spec: Privi Partizan, Sellier and Bellot, or Fiocchi (when purchasing Fiocchi, ensure Italian manufactured ammunition is purchased - not USA made). To confirm ammunition availability and price, an excellent online search engine is www.ammoseek.com
Please state in the NOTE section of your order the type of grip wanted. There are two grip choices: 'military wood' (as shown in the photo below) and the 'police black plastic' (as shown on the .380 Auto caliber Scorpion). If grip type is not stated in the NOTE section of the order, the Scorpion with 'police black plastic' will be shipped.
Our BATFE approved Sa vz. 61 Scorpion is the semi-automatic version of the legendary Sa vz. 61 submachine gun (machine pistol) designed in the late 1950´s in Czechoslovakia. The Scorpion was designed for reconnaissance units, tank crews, Special Forces, and for security forces of the Ministry of Interior. The Scorpion was developed to fulfill a specific need: a firearm that could be worn like a pistol (in a holster) and capable of full automatic fire.
The design of the vz. 61 Scorpion was unique in its time. It uses the following common operational features found on a submachine gun: an unlocked bolt, magazine inserted into the bottom of the receiver (outside of the pistol grip) and a folding stock. These common features are combined with the following characteristics not usually found in submachine guns: extraordinary small size, fires from a closed bolt, and uses a rate reducer to slow full automatic fire.
The vz. 61 Scorpion offered by CzechPoint is the semi-automatic version of the original military issued firearm - it is as close as one can get to owning the legendary Scorpion submachine gun. Except for removal of the full-auto parts and rate reducer, and three modified parts with new safety, this firearm is like those used by Military and Paramilitary units in nearly 20 countries around the world.
As shown in the photo below, the vz. 61 Scorpion finish comprises of a blued lower frame with a black paint upper receiver (paint cured at 300 degrees fahrenheit).
ATTENTION MARYLAND RESIDENTS: ALL PURCHASERS IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THEIR OWN MARYLAND APPROVED GUN LOCK. CZECHPOINT DOES NOT PROVIDE GUN LOCKS.
* Our vz. 61 Scorpion is a semi-automatic pistol and is not allowed by US law to have a folding stock unless the proper paperwork is completed and approved by the BATFE (all NFA rules apply).
** The 7.65mm Browning Scorpions we currently have in stock posses two drilled and tapped holes in the rear of the lower frame to accomodate 4mm threaded screws. The drilled and tapped holes are designed to accept a modified stock stock hinge (hinge must be drilled to accept screws upon disassembly of the stock). The dovetail bracket that had been sold by Waffen Werks will not line up with the holes in the frame. For this reason, CzechPoint does not recommend the Waffen Werks dovetail brackets be used with Scorpions with pre-drilled and tapped holes.
Photo below shows the vz. 61 Scorpion with military style wood pistol grip
The 7.65mm Browning vz. 61 Scorpion includes the following: Hard case, one 10 and two 20 rd magazines, magazine pouch, holster, owner's manual and history CD.
|Caliber||7.65mm Browning (32 ACP)|
|Barrel length||4.53 in|
|Overall length||10.75 in|
|Width of the weapon||1.77 in|
|Height of the pistol with 20 rd magazine||6.50 in|
|Height of the pistol with 10 rd magazine||6.50 in|
|Weight of the pistol without magazine||2.43 lbs|
|Weight of the pistol with full 10 rd magazine||2.76 lbs|
|Weight of the pistol with full 20 rd magazine||3.00 lbs|
|Weight of the empty 10 rd magazine||0.18 lbs|
|Weight of the full 10 rd magazine||0.33 lbs|
|Weight of the empty 20 rd magazine||0.24 lbs|
|Weight of the full 20 rd magazine||0.57 lbs|