May be this picture will be interesting for .303 British and 7,62x54R Mosin collectors.
In the end of 1919 Soviet Republic was in strong "cartridge crisis"
From 3 “carist” cartridge plant only Tula produced cartridges for Red Army. New plants in Simbirsk and Podolsk only start working and can’t supply adequate quantity of cartridges for Army.
In this situation, Soviets decided to resized a part of available stocks of .303 British Mk VII cartridges for use with Mosin rifles. Such cartridge alteration took place at Tula cartridge plant and new Podolsk cartridge plant in the end of 1919 and, probably in the early 1920.
The picture below show (from left to right):
- 303 British cartridge
- 7,62x54R cartridge
- resized .303 british for cal. 7,62x54R
- sectioned resized .303 British
- bullet of resized .303 British and
- case of resized .303 British fired from Mosin rifle