What is it, a shotgun shell? “TORG” is torgovliy (“trade”), “OHOTA” is “hunting”. Sounds like a commercial hunting round.
sks, it’s an all brass 16ga shell with a portruding RN slug (Paradox style), water-proofed at the case mouth. When I had it, I interpreted the h/s to be “market hunting,” but I don’t pretend to think my Russian is anything more than rudimentary now.
Since CSAEOD removed his photos, here’s a photo of the base only (I cannot find my original of the profile nor the composite):
Yes, you are right, it can be “market” meaning a place where things are sold.
Any idea when it was produced?
Quite old - pre WW 2 for sure.
Suggestion from Dr. Regenstreif. “Itcould come fro E TORBEK, in Moscow, a firm which was absorbed (bought) by Cartoucherie Russo-Belge when they settled there”.
I was mistaken
Name TorgOhota was probable in 1923 - 1928
Do you think this 16 ga was also made by TORBEK ?
After revolution 1917 factory TORBEK has been nationalized and there was one of factories of state company “TORGOHOTA”
After revolution 1917 factory TORBEK has been nationalized and there was one of factories of state company “TORGOHOTA”[/quote] Thank you.