More soviet and czech unknowns


#1

A selection of other unknown Soviet cartridges.


Top one all steel

Brass and paper .The small tube is the primer extender

First 2 on the left are steel-others aluminum-inside differs.





#2

[quote=“CSAEOD”]A selection of other unknown Soviet cartridges.



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These look more like batteries than cartridges.


#3

[quote=“CSAEOD”]A selection of other unknown Soviet cartridges.

First 2 on the left are steel-others aluminum-inside differs.


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The steel ones in black are blank inserts for Czeh RG-4 practice grenades. The short ones (actually tinned steel I think) are “PP-9” “pyro-cartridges” (actuators/igniters).


#4

Thank you. The igniters are ALUMINUM. What are they used for ? Does the color mean anything? All 4 are different.


#5

I think the color itself has no meaning since the boxes do not inidcate any charge strength or so. They are just distinguised by size and designation.


#6

What are they used for ?


#7

I just saw another view of the ones I thought could be batteries…they definitely are cartridges.


#8

Practice version of the RG4 impact grenade.
After resetting the impact mechanism the safetypinwas sealed.
It held a smoke charge which could be replaced after use.

Height: 85mm, unloaded weight: 350gram.
Diameters:
-cover: 57mm
-hole in cover: 15mm
-lower body: 53mm
-measured over mechanism: 65mm