16ga Russian Oxhota "paradox" loading


#1

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#2

What is it, a shotgun shell? “TORG” is torgovliy (“trade”), “OHOTA” is “hunting”. Sounds like a commercial hunting round.


#3

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):


#4

Yes, you are right, it can be “market” meaning a place where things are sold.


#5

Any idea when it was produced?


#6

#7

Quite old - pre WW 2 for sure.


#8

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”.


#9

I was mistaken
Name TorgOhota was probable in 1923 - 1928


#10

Do you think this 16 ga was also made by TORBEK ?


#11

After revolution 1917 factory TORBEK has been nationalized and there was one of factories of state company “TORGOHOTA”


#12

After revolution 1917 factory TORBEK has been nationalized and there was one of factories of state company “TORGOHOTA”[/quote] Thank you.