Who can identify this case that was made into a gong?
It looks Russian navy 120x576R so maybe a 45cal pattern 1892 or 50cal pattern 1905?
(from Wikipedia). Is it made at Tula and what is I.Z. ?
I cannot see any Russian case that matches in Hawkinson’s book and it does not look cut-down.
Mouth is out of round so 120mm approx.
576mm case. 130mm rim. 124mm base. 20mm primer.
Would this have been a fixed or separate case- there are no mouth crimps.
All help is appreciated .