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 Skorpion 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.
The vz. 61 Scorpion is available in two models – blued frames and nickel frames. In addition, four different pistol grips are available.
* It is recommneded that FMJ (round nose) be used to ensure excellent reliability during cycling.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: 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).
Photo below shows the vz. 61 Scorpion (blued frame) with military style pistol grip
As shown in the photo below, all vz. 61 Scorpions include the following: Hard case, one 10 and two 20 rd magazines, magazine pouch, holster, owner’s manual and history CD.
|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|