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Agram 2000


Submachine Gun (SMG) (1998)


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Left side view of the Agram 2000 submachine gun

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Only a few examples of the Croatian Agran 2000 submachine are believed to have been produced since 1997.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 05/06/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
Origins of the Croatian Agram 2000 stem from the Italian Beretta M12 series of submachine guns. These were chambered for the popular 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge and brought online in 1959 with the Italian Army, seeing continued use with other global forces even today. Like the M12 before it, the Agram 2000 is also chambered from the Parabellum round and makes use of optional 15-, 22- or 32-round curved detachable box magazines. The Agram 2000 was used throughout the Kosovo conflict by both regular and special forces elements and has since proven a popular weapon on the civilian and black markets thanks to its high flexible ammunition count, compact size, full-auto fire and provisions for silencer use. The Agram 2000 series is locally-produced in Croatia though, to date, only a few are believed to have been manufactured making this smg something of a rarity anywhere outside of Croatia or its surrounding regions.

The most characteristic design feature of the Agram 2000 is its thumb-hole foregrip that ensures a solid two-hand hold. The pistol grip is highly ergonomic with indentations for each finger. The curved trigger unit sits within a thick trigger ring. The cocking handle is set to the left side of the receiver just above the magazine. A fire selector lever is found just above the trigger system that allows for safety, single-shot and full-automatic levels of fire. The forend barrel encasement is perforated for heat dispersion and sports a forward iron sight. Rear sighting is via a flip-up installation that is ranged out to 150 meters. A rate of fire of 800 rounds per minute is reported. The barrel protrudes just a small distance away from this assembly and can sport a silencer over the muzzle is need be. Construction of the weapon system is primarily of molded plastic and stamped metal. Interestingly, there does not seem to be provision for any type of buttstock. The Agram 2000 is compact, measuring in at just 13.8 inches without the silencer fitted.

The only other notable model in the Agram 2000 series is the Agram 2002 which is nothing more than the former without the distinct thumb-hole forward grip fixture.

Specifications



Service Year
1998

Origin
Croatia national flag graphic
Croatia

Classification


Submachine Gun (SMG)


State Factories - Croatia
National flag of Croatia Croatia
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)


COMPACT NATURE
Compact nature allows for relatively easy concealment.
SEMI-AUTO FIRE
Internal action allows release of single round per trigger pull, actuating a semi-automatic loading mechanism for successive shots.
FULL-AUTO FIRE
Internal action allows release of multiple rounds with a trigger pull in quick succession.
REPEAT-FIRE CAPABLE
An automatic, or pseudo-automatic, function is built into the system, allowing for repeat firing to be achieved.
IRON SIGHTS
Supports 'iron sights' allowing for inherent accuracy in ranged fire.


Overall Length
482 mm
18.98 in
Barrel Length
200 mm
7.87 in
Empty Wgt
3.97 lb
1.80 kg
Sights


Iron Front and Rear.


Action


Blowback; Selective Fire

Blowback Operation
Gas pressure from the rearward movement of the ignited cartridge case provides the needed bolt movement, ejecting the spent case and stripping a fresh case from the magazine.
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Caliber(s)*


9x19mm Parabellum

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 9mm pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed


15-, 22- or 32-round detachable box magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
492 ft
(150 m | 164 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
800
rds/min


Agram 2000 - Base Series Designation.
Agram 2002 - Improved, modernized variant.


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