Heavily crimped 7'62 Mosin


#1

Another sample from the spanish civil war.

Looks like an ordinary ball cartridge, but the bullet is double-crimped and the primer is ringed in. CWS case and bullet. Red primer annulus.

Is this a ShKas round lacking the appropriate letter on the headstamp?




#2

Yes, it’s my understanding that early ShKAS cartridges by Tula lacked the Cyrillic letter SH in their headstamp. The cartridge is probably a bit shorter than standard for the caliber if it is, as it appears to be, a ball loading. JG


#3

Schneider, correct, it is an early ShKAS. Nice find!