Sporting rifle M85 is based on the traditional concept of locking system that Zastava uses for bolt-action rifles. Mini MAUSER is the commonly accepted name for sporting rifles that use lower energy ammunition but kept the fundamental principles of operation of the army rifle from 1898. Zastava is a pioneer in forming of this concept; by constantly addressing the aesthetical and ergonomics requests of the customers, Zastava constantly dictates the trends in development and marketing.
The barrel is made of chrome-vanadium steel, by cold forging. During several decades of use, this rifle kept primacy in steady accuracy and durability of the barrel. The method used for the production of barrels is justified, although it demands robust special equipment with a long manufacturing process.
The stock is fabricated from high-quality selected walnut. The user can choose between two types of stock: Pig Back and Monte Carlo. Recoil pads is made of rubber and the grip cap is made from walnut.
The LK M85 is a safe gun; the trigger mechanism is blocked by a lever-type safety.
Metal swivels provide secure assembly of the sling.
Types of trigger mechanisms available for this model are:
- Single trigger
- Single trigger DAT
- Double trigger
The receiver of the sporting rifle has threads for connection with optical devices bases (which are mounted optionally).
The rifle has iron sights.
Standard finish of the metal parts are blue, while the wooden parts are oiled and polished.