|Front sight is mounted to a banded dovetail:||Forward stock band spacing is 6":||This 1942 Izhevsk has a war time, expedited receiver|
In essence, the M38 is a bayonet-less carbine version of the M91/30. But there is a notable difference in the mounting of the sights. The M91/30 uses a welded or brazed on dovetail front and rear. The M38 utilizes sight "bands" that are pressed on and pinned into place.
shoulder, just forward of rear sight. Short
rear step on handguard.
Some early stocks exhibit no finger relief cut behind rear barrel band.
This stock had finger relief cut (round relief) added after production
Photo courtesy of martin08, member russian-mosin-nagant-forum.com
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