(PL) NPŁ-26 nabój pistoletowy łzawiący - tear gas pistol cartridge

NPŁ-26 - nabój pistoletowy łzawiący - tear gas pistol cartridge

This ctg have small granate with tear gas (smallest version tear gas granade type UGŁ)

Used in:

  • signal pistol wz.44
  • signal pistol wz.78
  • manual revolver grenade launcher RGZ-86 LAZURYT




Hard to tell the size of those very neat shells

Oh that is super neat!


Lenght case: c.121 [mm]


Thanks & the head diameter would be of help as I’m terrible at math. Photo not needed just a number in MM for the head.
Also of what era (age) would these be?
My Mom was born in Poland, but I know none of the language. She come here at an early age & lost the language through disuse.

Pete, diameters here are of a regular 26.5mm case (German measurements).

thanks Alex

Right, this is 26mm in polish nomenclature but size is like 4 gauge or 26,5mm in other west countries.

Case is was made by Pronit Pionki
(361) / 87

Cartridge was elaborated by Nitrochem Bydgoszcz (code: 338) in 1988

This type ammo was used in years 70-90’s , maybe today too,

Ręczny Granatnik Zmechanizowany wz.86 RGZ 86 “LAZURYT”



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from instruction (translate google)


  1. The cartridge (drawing - attachment No. 2) consists of an outer shell with a diameter of 26.45 mm and a length of 123 mm, in which the following are placed: a primer, a propellant charge and a flammable towing missile. The cartridge weighs 45 g.

  2. The outer shell is made of cardboard and its bottom part is made of sheet metal. The bottom has a flange used to support the cartridge against the edge of the gun barrel inlet. The upper part of the outer skeleton is closed with a detecting metal disc.

  3. The torch (diameter 5 mm, length 10 mm) is placed in the hole of the metal bottom of the outer skins. Used to ignite the propelling charge.

  4. The propellant charge is 3 g of black powder, which ignites the tear bullet fuse and ejects the projectile at a specified distance. The propellant charge is protected against scattering in the cartridge with three disks (2 cardboard and 1 corrugated), which also facilitate smooth ejection of the charge from the cartridge case. The holes in these disks allow the flame to enter the igniter.

  5. The tearing missile, placed loosely in the shell of the outer cartridge, consists of a husk (internal), an igniter and a flammable tearing charge, whereby:

  1. the shell of the projectile is made of cardboard (diameter 23.7 mm, length 90 mm), and its bottom and bottom part of the metal. On the perimeter of the husk, six holes (sealed with cellophane) in the cardboard allow the tear smoke to escape from the projectile. The bottom shell adheres to the upper disc securing the propellant charge, and the upper part to the metal disc closing the cartridge;
  2. the tear projectile detonator consists of grout and retarder, placed in a metal tube (diameter 6 mm, length 15 mm), which is embedded in the metal bottom of the shell and separated from the flame-retardant charge with three disks with holes. The igniter of the pressure is ignited by the propellant charge, in turn ignites the flammable and tearing charge. The delay time of the retarder is 1.9-2.3 seconds;
  3. the flammable tear load is a mixture of 6.5 g chloroacetophenone with black powder meal and cosmic talc (total 30 g), placed in the shell of the projectile. The flammable and tearing load is protected against falling into the cartridge shell by disks closing the upper part of the projectile shell.