1/2 scale 7.62x54r?


#1

A pair of working half scale Mosin Nagants and ammunition were made for the son of Tsar Nicholas II. Pictures of him holding the rifle are floating around. I don’t think any of the ammo survived but are there any good pics of the ammo?


#2

Your not thinking of the “5.2 x 34R Krown Prinz”, are you?


#3

A 7.62 x 54 R half scale cartridge was made for these measuring 3,81 x 27 R and headstamped Л 99 I I.

I’m not sure if it was made for Nicholas II’s son (Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich); he was born on 12 August 1904.

The 5 x 34 R Kronprinz (5,2 x 34 R) was a miniature 6,5 x 54 R Mannlicher.


#4

Fede
Thank you for the correction.


#5

Fede, are any images of this cartridge available?


#6

So would these have been made at the Petersburg plant or Lugansk?


#7

Lugansk if the hs is given correct.


#8

Headstamp indicates it was made at Lugansk.

I only have this drawing made from an specimen residing in a finnish collection. It is illustated in Suomalaiset Sotilaspatruunat 1918-1945 by Pitkänen and Simpanen.


#9

Thanks for the diagram.