Mosin Nagant - M1938 Carbine

The M1938 Carbine was the first M1891 carbine variant produced in large numbers.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

The M1938 was a carbine version of the Mosin Nagant M1891/30 produced during the 1930s and at the beginning of World War II.  It was simply an M1891/30 with a very short barrel and forestock.  Around 2.5 million of these rifles were manufactured from 1939 to 1945

This loss of over 8” in barrel length and 2 lbs of weight results in punishing recoil, compared to the full length rifle.


Version - Russian M1938 Carbine

Caliber - 7.62x54R (Rimmed 7.62x54mm).

Receiver - Milled with the Cyrillic Markings and a stamp for the Tula (star with arrow) or Izhevsk (triangle with arrow).

Bolt - Chromed with a straight handle.

Barrel - 20.34”.  

Overall Length - 39.9”.

Weight - 7.5 lbs.

Stocks - Wood.

Magazines - 5 rd integral box.

Sights - Notched Ladder and Post.

Bayonet - Detachable 16.9" Spike.

M1938 Carbine shown below a PU Sniper and M1891/30 and above a M1944 Carbine

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