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1942 Mosin Soviet M38 7.62 x 54 WWII carbine rifle & gear

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Posted 5 years ago


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This is our 1942 Mosin Nagant M38 carbine. These rifles use the 7.62mm x 54mm cartridge. We recently bought this one, and were lucky enough to find one with all correct matching serial numbers and arsenal markings throughout the entire gun. It was produced in 1942 at the Izhevsk arsenal. This is the short barrel M38 carbine. M38 carbines were made from 1938-1945 and had no fitment for a bayonet. The later, but similar M44 carbines were fitted with folding bayonets. The regular full-length Mosin rifle has about a 9" longer barrel. It's a very accurate gun, with almost no kick, although the carbine does rise somewhat on firing. The sound & fireball produced at the muzzle on the carbine is unreal! Especially when night shooting, although the muzzle blast is clearly visible any at time of daylight! These are a lot of fun to shoot, and they use an inexpensive round that is very easy to find.


  1. Hems303 Hems303, 4 years ago
    Thanks for posting Nick, one fantastic example of this iconic weapon. You are a lucky man! I bet it's a "blast" to shoot! ;)
  2. Hems303 Hems303, 4 years ago
    I'm not really sure how I keep missing things....posted 4 months ago... four...FOUR!!! Sorry would have logged this item IF I'd seen it earlier.....inexplicable (how this site operates!) :(
  3. NicksCrustyStuff NicksCrustyStuff, 4 years ago
    Thank you Hems303,
    Yes, it is a real "blast"!

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