Nifty Beretta Model 1938 in Syria

    In the video below, a Syrian rebel shows off his customised Beretta Model 38. The stock has been converted to a pistol grip and the metalwork has been chromed. That is one nice looking gun, although I doubt the owner could hit the side of a barn at 20 yards when firing on full auto with a shoulder stock.

    I think the weapon is the ’42 version of the M1938. Max at notes that the 1942 model omits the barrel heat guard/jacket but retained the barrel fluting.

    [ Many thanks to Nic Jenzen-Jones for emailing us the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

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