Identification color 23x115


#1

hello
i have a 23x115 cartridge (is it inert) with strange color on the shell
the shell has dark violet color
many 23mm shells i saw have black oxyd finish


#2

ammogun, the image is way too small


#3

hello
you can see the same cartridge at this adress
tony william website

quarry.nildram.co.uk/collect … 3-28mm.htm


#4

There are also 30mm NR-30 OFZ shells with A-30U fuze showing the same finishing


#5

Hello,

the projectile type of modern Russian cannon shells is identified by the tip colour of the fuze. The basic body colour has no meaning and probably is only a decorative thing. This translucent magenta colour varnish is only applied by shells produced by Pribor, Moscow (arrow symbol as manufacturer code). The same type of shells with a standard (non-varnished) grey phosphate finish is produced by Pozis, Zelenodolsk (No. 184 as manufacturer code).

I have seen a 30mm NR-30 shell with translucent magenta colour varnish as a live shell, as well as a target practice shell with olive drab dummy fuze plug.

Chris


#6

I have a 30x165 dummy shell with a projectile made by Pribor with the arrow stamp on it. This projectile has the grey phosphated finish. Is this something unusual?