AUTOMATIC PPD-34/38 hunting carbine is a modern copy of Soviet pre-WWII submachine gun designed by Vasiliy Deghtyarev. Its first version in 7.62х25 (7.63х25 Mauser) with delayed blowback was designed in 1930, the next model — PPD-34 was featuring an open bolt and a round receiver becoming the first submachine gun adopted by the Soviet Army. This design was improved in 1938: reinforced magazine well, modified rear sight attachment, 25 round box type magazines became interchangeable. Modified submachine gun was designated as PPD-34/38. Experience of the Winter War with Finland required another changes to the design and a new 73 round Suomi-like drum magazine was designed in 1940 (its capacity was three rounds more than of the prototype).


AUTOMATIC PPD-34/38 carbine is a copy of an early version — PPD-34/38 without all design simplifications typical for PPD-38/40.


AUTOMATIC PPD-34/38 is an open bolt, only blowback action semi-auto weapon. Magazine: 10/25 round double-stack box-type or optional 10/73 drum magazine. Safety: a button on the charging handle retaining the bolt in foremost or rearmost (cocked) position. 

Parts of Model

Historically correct wooden stock with sling fixture

Adjustable rear sight for longer ranges targets

PPD-34/38 uses 10/25 round double-stack box-type magazine or optional 10/73 drum magazine

Barrel shroud is to protect shooter’s hands from the hot barrel

Technical Data

Brand:

Automatic

Model:

PPD-34/38

Caliber:

9 mm (9×19, 9х21)

Action:

Blowback, open bolt action, semi

Length:

81 cm

Weight:

3.42/4.34 kg
(Weight with empty box-type/drum magazine)

Magazine:

Detachable box type; drum

Capacity:

10/25 (box), 10/73 (drum)

Sights:

Front and rear

Barrel:

27 cm; 1:10”

Country of origin:

Ukraine 

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