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PM-84 Glauberyt

Submachine gun

PM-84 Glauberyt

The PM-84 submachine gun is a Polish clone of the Uzi

 
 
Country of origin Poland
Entered service 1984
Caliber 9 x 18 mm
Weight 1.84 kg
Length (stock extended) 560 mm
Length (stock collapsed) 354 mm
Barrel length 165 mm
Muzzle velocity 330 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire ~ 650 rpm
Practical rate of fire 30 - 90 rpm
Magazine capacity 15, 25 rounds
Sighting range 150 m
Range of effective fire ~ 150 m

 

   The PM-84 Glauberyt was designed ins Poland in the early 1980s as a replacement for an unsuccessful Polish PM-63 RAK submachine gun. The PM-84 was adopted in by Polish military and law enforcement forces in 1984. It was used by reconnaissance units, special forces, staff officers, vehicle drivers, artillery crews and some non-frontline units. Newer versions of this weapon are still in service with Poland.

   This Polish submachine gun is light and has compact dimensions. Though it is slightly bulkier and heavier than its predecessor, the PM-63 RAK. In concept the PM-84 is similar to the Israeli Uzi submachine gun and has some similar design features. It can be seen as a clone of the Uzi. Sometimes this weapon is even called the "Polish Uzi". Though this weapon has many modifications, including some features of the Czechoslovak vz.61 Skorpion. Overall the PM-84 was a much more successful than the previous PM-63 RAK.

   The PM-84 is a blowback operated weapon, which fires from a closed bolt. The original version was chambered for a Soviet 9x18 mm Makarov ammunition. At that time Poland was part of a Warsaw Pact and used weapons chambered for standard Soviet ammunition.

   A combined, safety and fire mode selector switch is located on the receiver, behind the pistol grip. It has settings for "safe", "semi-auto", and "full-auto". Unlike the Israeli Uzi, the PM-84 has got no built-in automatic safety mechanisms.

   A cocking handle of the Glauberyt is ambidextrous and can be used to charge the weapon using either hand. This weapon has got a last shot bolt hold.

   This submachine gun is fed from 15- or 25-round capacity magazines. Magazine release button is located on the heel of the pistol grip.

   This weapon has got a simple wire stock. When not in use the wire stock is retracted into the weapon. There is a simple folding foregrip.

   The PM-84 has simple iron sights. The rear flip-up sight can be set for 75, or 150 meters. Effective range of fire is up to 150 meters. However this weapon is typically used on closer ranges.

 

Variants

 

   PM-84P is a newer version, chambered for a 9x19 Parabellum ammunition, which is standard in the West. Letter "P" in the designation indicates the "Parabellum" ammunition. Its production commenced in 1993. During the 1990s Poland was moving towards joining NATO. The country needed to completely re-arm its military with new weapons, compatible with standard NATO ammunition. This weapon has slightly longer range and improved firing accuracy due to the different ammunition used. The original PM-84 is no longer used, but the re-chambered PM-84P is still used by the Polish military and law enforcement forces.

   PM-96S is a semi-automatic only version of the PM-84P.

   PM-98 is an improved version with some refinements, including a different foregrip. Magazine release button was relocated on the thumb position. Charging handle is located on the left side of the receiver only, but is bent upwards to assist charging the weapon using either hand. It looks that the PM-98 was adopted by the Polish military and police in 1998, hence its designation. Unlike its predecessor this weapon had some export success, and was exported to some countries.

   PM-98S is a version with a higher rate of fire. Its rate of fire was increased to 770 rpm.

   BRS-99 is a semi-automatic only version of the PM-98.

   PM-06 is a further refined version of the PM-98 with a modified buttstock and different sights. Though this improved version is much heavier than the original PM-84.

 

 
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