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Posted: 4/29/2004 7:46:02 AM EST
Is the M38 the same length than the m44?

Are these basically the same except bayonet?

Is it 6 to one half dozen to another or is one "considered" better than the other?
Link Posted: 4/29/2004 11:25:56 AM EST
M38 is the same as M44, minus the bayonet.

10 years or so ago, the M38 was pretty rare. You could get shooter grade M44's for $20, but I only saw one M38. Now they are abundant (for now).

All that being said, get both.
Link Posted: 4/29/2004 2:48:19 PM EST
They are about 99% the same except for the bayonet.

The 1938G was a more rare version. It is the most rare followed by the 91/59. They were for issue to mountain troops.

I would pick one up becuase they won't be common long.
Link Posted: 4/29/2004 8:48:56 PM EST
I perfer the M44 myself. I have 2 of each.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:45:56 PM EST
I have one of both. I personally prefer the M-44, but just because it has a little more aggressive look. I'd recommend picking up one of each. I plan on picking up a M-91 and M-39 (Finnish) next. Spend the extra $25.00 and get them in unissued condition. You won't regret it!
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