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The Kbsp wz. 1938M (Polish: Karabin samopowtarzalny wzór 38M; English: self-repeating rifle model 1938M) is an experimental Polish gas-operated semi-automatic rifle designed by Józef Maroszek in 1934. It is chambered for 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge and uses a tilting bolt system similar to that of the BAR M1918.As the winner of 1934 Poland's self-loading rifle trials, it received orders for further development and testing. After several redesigns, small scale production began in 1938 to produce rifles for trials by the Polish Army. The further development and production of the weapon ceased due to the Invasion of Poland of 1939, at which point only around 150 units had been produced. The rifle had only one documented combat use.
— In-game description
The Karabin 1938M is a weapon set to be introduced in Battlefield V in the fourth Tides of War chapter, Defying The Odds. It is unlocked for the Assault kit upon completion of the week three challenges.
Functionally, the weapon is very similar to the Gewehr 43 with identical damage model, rate of fire, bullet velocity, magazine capacity and reserve ammunition capacity. The only major differences between the two is recoil, reload speed and Specializations. The Karabin offers a sizeable reduction in vertical recoil over the Gewehr 43, but in turn has as a slower reload. It is also restricted solely to using stripper clips as it lacks a Detachable Magazine specialization. Despite a slight increase in downtime, the Karabin 1938M is still highly capable at range due to its high velocity and universal three body-shot or two headshot kill.
Aside from Detachable Magazine, the Karabin shares much the same specializations as the Gewehr 43, with Quick Aim, Enhanced Grips, Quick Reload and Recoil Buffer on the left path and High Velocity Bullets, Custom Stock, Lightened Stock and Barrel Bedding to the right. At rank 2, Quick Reload and its 25% speed increase can be beneficial considering the use of clips, whereas Recoil Buffer offers a poorer percentile reduction to vertical recoil from 1.52 to 1.44. High Velocity Bullets boosts initial projectile speed by 100 m/s.