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.
9 mm (9×19, 9х21)
Blowback, open bolt action, semi
(Weight with empty box-type/drum magazine)
Detachable box type; drum
10/25 (box), 10/73 (drum)
Front and rear
27 cm; 1:10”
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