Country of origin
9 x 18 mm
Length (stock extended)
Length (stock collapsed)
Cyclic rate of fire
~ 650 rpm
Practical rate of fire
30 - 90 rpm
15, 25 rounds
Range of effective fire
~ 150 m
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
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
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.
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.
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
submachine gun is fed from 15- or 25-round capacity magazines.
Magazine release button is located on the heel of the pistol grip.
has got a simple wire stock. When not in use the wire stock is
retracted into the weapon. There is a simple folding foregrip.
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.
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.
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
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.