Developed in former Czechoslovakia as a personal defense weapon (PDW) for security personnel and armored vehicle crews, the Samopal Vzor 61 (Czech for 'Submachine Gun Model 1961') Škorpion is a compact submachine gun/machine pistol that fires the .32 ACP (7.65x17mm Browning SR) cartridge at a rate of 850 rounds per minute.
Having just finished my Mauser 98k model (which I will hopefully be posting within the next week), I was looking for a small, modern weapon that I could construct in the short amount of time before the upcoming BrickCon 2011 convention and chose to rebuild my Škorpion (Skorpion) model; my previous version was built a few years back when I was still new at building weapons and was the first gun that I built with advanced measurement-taking techniques. While more realistic than any of the guns I had previously built, the replica was very fragile and prone to breaking when the trigger was pulled. My new model incorporates all the positive features that the old version did (sliding bolt, folding 'wire' stock, line-up gunsights, etc.) and features multiple improvements, such as a stronger trigger-assembly, better-curved magazine, opening/closing ejection port, moving fire-selector switch, and more durable pistol grip.
[Overall Dimensions: 10.75" long (stock folded); 20.75" long (stock extended); 6.5" high (from top of sights to bottom of grip); ~2" wide. Total weight: 0.69 lbs. First completed on September 7, 2011.]