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1938M
Kbsp wz. 1938M
Country of origin

Poland

Production began

1934/1938

Production ended

1939

Weapon type

Rifle

Caliber

7.92 x 57 mm

Action

Gas

Overall length

1134mm

Barrel length

625mm

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

10 rounds

Muzzle velocity

2,650fps


The Karabin samopowtarzalny wzór 38M (Kbsp wz.38M self-repeating rifle Model 38M), was a rare Polish 7.92 mm semi-automatic rifle.

In 1934 Polish engineer Jozef Maroszek designed a prototype of a semiautomatic rifle for the Polish Army. Production was authorized at the end of 1935. In 1938 testing of the carbine ended. The Kbsp wz. 1938 was manufactured by Radom the state owned company, and by Zbrojownia nr 2 (Armory 2) in Praga (burrough of Warsaw).

Production of the weapon ceased due to the Invasion of Poland of 1939, at which point only around 150 rifles had been produced. The weapon had only one documented combat use.