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The ČZW 438 was a Czech submachine gun designed and manufactured by Czech Weapons s.r.o in prototype form only in 2004.

History[]

The developmental history of the ČZW 438 is not well documented, however it is said to be designed with a "high powered caliber for massive stopping power".[1] It, like most other ČZW weapons, appears to be a testbed for delayed blowback technology.

The weapon is also known as the PDW .17 Libra in certain publications.[2]

Design Details[]

The ČZW 438 is a submachine gun using lever delayed blowback. The weapon features a folding stock; the weapon uses an experimental cartridge not known to be used by any other weapon, the 4.38×30mm Libra cartridge, hence its designation.[1]

Variants[]

ČZW 438 9M

Version of the ČZW 438 chambered for 9×19mm Parabellum as opposed to 4.38×30mm Libra, a slower rate of fire and a M4-style telescoping stock.[3] The weapon can theoretically be converted back into 4.38×30mm Libra as hinted by the weapon's description, stating that it "proves the system's modularity".[4]

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