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Posted: 2/26/2002 12:58:10 PM EDT
I have been seeing the Beretta 38/42 in Shotgun new's for the last past month but all of them have non functional mags does anyone know why they did that? Also does anyone know where you can get mags for the Beretta 38/42? I have a friend who has one that was passed down from his father(Semi-auto) and it does not have a mag and the only one he has ever seen was about $300. Thanks for the help.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 10:53:28 AM EDT
Any help out there
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 8:00:23 PM EDT
Try Gun List newspaper. They're nationwide for dealers & suppliers. If it's available anywhere, it'll be found thru there. You can also run your own Wanted To Buy ad. Hope this helps. Have to tried Beretta???
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 4:10:04 AM EDT
The good news, tayous1, is that any Beretta SMG mag will work in the Modelo 38 family of SMGs! So even the mags for the modern P12 and P12S will work in that Beretta 38/42. The Beretta 38/42 was a very popular weapon with German forces in Italy. They favored it over either of the so-called 'Schmeisser' MPs! After Sept., 1943, and the Italian surrender, the Germans continued making 38/42s at the same factory, but instead of being marked BM 38/42, they were marked MP 38/42. There was also a MP 38/44 that was manufactured right up to about 1950, that didn't have the fluted barrel and had a shorter, simpler bolt. It was also one of the favorite GI 'bring back' weapons from WWII. Magazines have always been relatively rare due to the Italians' habit of throwing away or damaging their weapons' magazines prior to surrendering. BTW, the German Army issued MP 38/42, 38/44, and the final model, which IIRC, was called the Model 5, right up until 1969! MG of The World calls it one of the best SMGs from WWII. Eric The(MyGreatUncleHasOne!HeWasInItaly!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 9:41:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: So even the mags for the modern P12 and P12S will work in that Beretta 38/42. Eric The(MyGreatUncleHasOne!HeWasInItaly!)Hun[>]:)]
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Do you know where they have any of the P12 for sale at? I've gone so far as to call Beretta in the U.S. and Italy to find something out. Thanks for the help and info.
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