Beretta M1938 file photo [21309]

Beretta M1938 Submachine Gun

Country of OriginItaly
TypeSubmachine Gun
Caliber9.000 mm
Capacity30 rounds
Length800.000 mm
Barrel Length315.000 mm
Weight4.200 kg
Rate of Fire600 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity429 m/s


ww2dbaseThe Moschetto Automatico Beretta 1938A submachine guns, or MAB 38 for short, were originally designed by Tullio Marengoni in 1935. They became the official submachine guns of the Italian Army since 1938. They could be fired in fully automatic or single shot modes, selectable by the use of two triggers. They were produced past the Italian Armistice in 1943. In 1944, the design was drastically simplified, which was necessitated by the limitations during war time. In addition to the Italian Army, they were also used by German and Romanian forces during WW2. After the war, the Argentine Army also adopted them. Variants of the MAB 38 design were built until 1975.

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Last Major Revision: Nov 2007

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1. lee humiston says:
13 Jul 2017 10:28:18 AM

any idea of the value on one?

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