blank cell M38 Rifle M38 Carbine
CALIBER 7.35mm Italian CALIBER 7.35mm Italian
DAMAGE 2d6+4 DAMAGE 2d6+4
RATE OF FIRE 1 per 2 rounds RATE OF FIRE 1 per 2 rounds
MAGAZINE CAPACITY 6 rounds MAGAZINE CAPACITY 6 rounds
ACTION bolt-action ACTION bolt-action
LOADING clip LOADING clip
BASE RANGE 110 yards BASE RANGE 90 yards
MALFUNCTION 00-00-90 MALFUNCTION 00-00-90
YEAR 1937 YEAR 1937
COMBAT USE: Italian armed forces

The ineffectiveness of the 6.5mm cartridge of the Italian standard issue rifle during the Ethiopian campaign resulted in the adoption of the M38 rifle and carbine (pictured above), which were based on the Mannlicher-Carcano design that had been in service with the Italian Army since the nineteenth century. When Italy entered the Second World War in 1940, the M38 was still in the process of replacing the older M91 rifles, and the difference in calibers caused widespread confusion. Production of the M38 ceased in 1940, but the rifles and carbines remained in use throughout the war.


DELTA GREEN 1939-1945 : EQUIPMENT : RIFLES