AZOT Russian shotshell


#1

I have a fired red paper shotshell headstampd “AZOT 12 12 MADE IN USSR”. The A is larger than the other letters and is connected with the “Z”. Whereabouts is the factory that made this, and how old is it? The base is brass plated steel of a low brass type, the primer is brass plated. On the case it has drawing in black of a duck taking flight against some reeds, and the case length in mm “65” with a line either side. Any info would be helpful.


#2

“Aзот” (Azot) is a common word in many Slavic languages which means “nitrogen”. Does that help?


#3

OK, I got it. It appears to be a large ammo factory called Azot azot-patron.ru/ in the city of Krasnozavodsk, 88 km northeast of Moscow. It seems to specialize in shotgun ammo, all calibres.


#4

Thanks Vlad, they have the connected “AZ” logo on the site so that’s definitely them. I take it the word “Azot” refers to Nitrocellulose powder.