|«||The M38 is a bolt-action rifle used by the Soviet Union and its allies during World War Two. It is a short carbine version of the M1898 model, ideal for jungle fighting. While it uses the same 7.62x54mmR cartridge, the barrel was shortened by 8.5 inches. During the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong and NVA used this rifle widely, which can be fitted with a bayonet.
|M38 7.62 mm|
The M38 is a bolt-action rifle that feeds from integral single stack magazines loaded via clip chargers. It is chambered to fire the 7.62×54 mm cartridge.
It loads exclusively from 5-round stripper clips, and has a fire rate of only ~ 27 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 800 m/s. M38s are unable to mount optical scopes nor sound suppressors, but can be fitted with bayonet spikes which are attached to the barrel.
Its sights can be adjusted, and allow the user to modify its zeroing starting from a minimum of 100 metres up to a maximum of 1,000 metres (rising in 100 metre increments).
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5Rnd. M38 Clip
Standard 5-round stripper clip. Four out of five rounds will be visible tracers.
5Rnd. M38 Clip (Tracer)
Alternate "magazine" loaded entirely with visible tracer ammunition.
Weapons of comparable role and configuration
|Viet Cong - Armoury (S.O.G. Prairie Fire)|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|