19th Century Russian Projectiles, Some Basic Information

(Google Translation) Artillery. 1. Spherical grenade. 2. Spherical bomb. 3. Spherical grate grenade. 4. High-explosive bomb for rifled, loading weapons from the treasury. 5. Ordinary grenade for the same guns. 6. Sharokha. 7. Bomb with a thick lead sheath. 8. Bomb with a thin lead shell. 9. Bomb sample 1867 with copper belts. 10. Card grenade. 11. Grenade buckshot. 12. The luminous nucleus of gene Raintal. 13. Ring cast iron grenade. 13 a.Incision: on top of light, below - battery ring grenade. 14. High-explosive powder bomb for a 6-inch field mortar. 15. 42-line high-explosive bomb. 16. High-explosive powder bomb for coastal guns. 17. Bomb com. cast iron of modern type. 18. Bomb com. iron before 1881 19. Steel armor-piercing bomb. 20. Steel decking high-explosive bomb. 21. Mountain shrapnel. 22. Shrapnel light cannon. 23. Shrapnel with a central chamber. 24. Segment bomb.

From: Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary Vol. 30a, 1900.

A closer look at item #11 (Cannister), note that each small shell inside has a boxer type fuze. Early submunition?!

4 Pdr (3.42 inch or 87.1mm) Model 1867 Lead Sheathed Projectiles, Cannister & Fuzes; Foldout Training Chart
(Two Images below were posted by “Rus Ivan” on forum.guns.ru at https://forum.guns.ru/forum_light_message/216/2422197.html)

In the image below the foldouts are opened to show additional information

Here is a link to a listing of various early inert projectiles being sold in Russia (open with Chrome to get a somewhat understandable translation):


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