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Russian M38 Mosin Nagant

My Russian M38 is dated 1943 and was a Fathers Day gift from my wife (Isn't she great!). It's an Aztec International import and has been refurbished since WWII. I have removed the rear leaf sight and installed a 2 X 20 LER pistol scope. The bore is bright and shiny and accuracy is good. The scope helps me shoot 2 inch groups at 100 yards. This one always draws attention at the range. It is very loud and flame comes out of the barrel when when you shoot it.

 

Background

Even though the M91/30 was shorter than the M1891, cavalry, artillery, signalers, and other support units still required lighter, less bulky weapons. Drawing from the role of the M1907 carbine, the Soviets adopted a new carbine, the M38 which was officially entered into the inventory in 1939. This model differed from the M1907 in that it was not fully-stocked and used the new hooded-post front sight as found on the M1891/30 rifle. The M1938, like its predecessor, did not accept a bayonet and had an improved rear sight graduated in 100s of meters, indicated by the numerals 1 through 10, stamped on the rear sight leaf. The M1938 was produced from 1939 to 1945, it was replaced by the M1944.

 

Specifications

Caliber: 7.62 x 54Rmm
Length: 40.2 inches
Weight (unloaded): 7.2 lbs.
Barrel: 20.3 inches, 4 groove, right-hand twist
Magazine: 5 round integral box
Rate of Fire: Bolt-action, 10 - 12 rounds per minute
Muzzle Velocity:
2690 feet per second

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