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Model 1938 Carbine

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Model 1938 Carbine

Postby Marauder 1 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:53 am

The Mosin Nagant M38 is a carbine rifle based on the M1891/30 design. M38's were produced from 1939 to 1945 at the Izhevsk arsenal and in 1940 and 1944 at Tula. They were intended for use by second-echelon and noncombatant troops.

Very few M38 carbines were made in 1945 and are highly sought after by collectors. The M38 is essentially a M1891/30 with a shortened barrel and shortened stock ( the M38 is 40 inches in overall length versus 48 inches overall length for the Model 91/30), this carbine did not accept a bayonet; was in fact designed so the standard Model 91/30 bayonet would not fit it. However many M38 carbines were fitted into M44 stocks by the Soviets as a wartime expedient. M38s in the correct M38 stock command a premium over M38s in M44 pattern stocks. The M38 was replaced by the M44 carbine in 1944.
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Re: Model 1938 Carbine

Postby Marauder 1 » Tue May 31, 2011 10:58 pm

Here is a great video on the M38.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbvAXr_gCNw[/youtube]
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