Russian 12.7 x 108 mm for industrial use


#1

Does anyone have pictures of any variation of the Russian 12.7 x 108 mm loaded for cleaning of heating boilers?


#2

I’ve seen many boilers cleaned, but never involving shooting anything. I have seen kiln clinker guns, usually 8 gauge shotshells with a solid projectile. I’d be very interested in an explanation of how 12.7x108 would be used to clean boilers.


#3

It’s used in the same way. There are five different loads with five different bullet weights ranging from 9 to 18 grams. I don’t know the exact composition of these bullets but they are probably made of lead or zinc.


#4

Fede,

I have never heard of any caliber 12.7x108 cartridges, or any other Soviet medium caliber cartridge beeing used for industrial or commercial purposes.

Who should have produced these? A Russian company? Why aren’t these offered commercially anywhere?

Can you give us more details of the informations you have please?

Chris


#5

These were produced by LVE Plant of Novosibirsk and were commercially offered during early 2000’s. Five different loads were made:

  • 9 g (yellow)
  • 12 g (green)
  • 14 g (red)
  • 16 g (black)
  • 18 g (white)

That’s all I know about these rounds.


#6

Any news about this?


#7

Fede, to what I was just told the cartridges are looking like blanks, just with different colors of the wads.


#8

Alex, do you know the source of this information? These are not blanks; they are loaded with very light projectiles.


#9

Source is the maker but if the appearance is optically like a blank then somebody could have been misslead.