Printed with PLA Pro +, for added strength from the Creatbot DX Plus to hold +/-.001” from the 3d model. These Beretta 38 3D Printed Display Receiver will accept the needed parts to build a dummy gun at a fraction of the price of ones made from steel. Please note these are made to order and will ship 1 week after your order date. No FFL needed.
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The Beretta 38 is a small arm developed by Beretta’s chief engineer Tullio Marengoni in 1935. It was originally derived from the Beretta Modello 18 and 18/30, which in turn was based on the Villar Perosa light machine gun of World War I. The MAB 38 was widely recognized as the most successful and effective Italian small arm during World War II and was produced in large numbers in various models.
Despite Italy’s limited industrial base during the war, the development of advanced and effective small arms like the Beretta 38 was not hindered, as most weapons of the time required large amounts of artisan and semi-artisan man-hours to be fine-tuned. Skilled Italian workers excelled in this area, and although the initial production was slow, the MAB 38 became available in large numbers in 1943 after the fascist regime was toppled and Italy was split between the Allied-aligned co-belligerent forces in the south and the German-aligned collaborators of the Italian Social Republic in the north.
Overall, the Beretta 38 is a highly regarded Italian small arm that was instrumental in the country’s efforts during World War II. Its success is attributed to its design and the expertise of Italian workers in producing advanced and effective weapons, despite the country’s limited resources at the time.
The Beretta 38 was a high-quality weapon crafted with precision and care. Its initial variants were particularly impressive, with flawlessly finished parts made from high-quality materials. Later models, like the 38/42 and 38/44, were easier and faster to produce but still maintained a high level of quality despite sacrificing some of the finish.
The Beretta 38 featured a traditional blowback recoil mechanism, but with several notable innovations. These included a floating firing pin, an automatic safety on open bolt (later removed to save on production costs), a recoil compensator on the muzzle, a bolt cocking handle with a sliding dust cover, and a unique trigger gear with two triggers instead of a fire selector. The fore trigger was used for semi-automatic fire, while the rear trigger was for full-auto. This allowed the user to quickly switch between methods without needing to switch levers or safety catches, making it a valuable tool in combat.
The Beretta 38 also had an adjustable rear sight, with a range of up to 500m (550yd) on the Beretta 38 and 38A variants. However, the 38/42 and 38/44 models had fixed rear sights. The weapon featured a wooden stock, was about 800mm (31in) in length, weighed around 5kg (11lb) when loaded, and had an effective range of approximately 200m (220yd).
|Place of origin||Kingdom of Italy|
|1938/44 Special – Model 1|
|1938/49 – M2, M3 & M4|
|Mass||MAB 38A: 4.2 kilograms (9.3 lb) (empty)|
|MAB 38/42: 3.27 kilograms (7.2 lb) (empty)|
|MAB 38/49: 3.25 kilograms (7.2 lb) (empty)|
|Length||MAB 38A: 946 millimetres (37.2 in)|
|MAB 38/42: 800 millimetres (31 in)|
|MAB 38/49: 798 millimetres (31.4 in)|
|Barrel length||MAB 38A: 315 millimetres (12.4 in)|
|MAB 38/42: 213 millimetres (8.4 in)|
|MAB 38/49: 210 millimetres (8.3 in)|
|Caliber||0.355 inches (9.0 mm)|
|Rate of fire||MAB 38A: 600 rpm|
|MAS 38/42 and 38/49: 550 rpm|
|Muzzle velocity||MAB 38A: 1,378 feet per second (420 m/s)|
|MAS 38/42 and 38/49: 1,250 feet per second (380 m/s)|
|Effective firing range||200 m (219 yd)|
|Feed system||10, 20, 30, or 40-round detachable box magazine|
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