Russian 7,62 box


#1

Recently acquired is this little box. Does anyone have any information about it and what it contained, needless to say, it arrived empty.

It’s roughly 62x42x20mm.

Happy collecting, Peter


#2

“Revolver cartridges, caliber 7,62 mm, 14 pieces”. Nagant revolver ammo.


#3

Aha!

The one with the cylinder that pushed forward so as to form a gas seal between the case mouth and the barrel?

Many thanks, Peter


#4

That’s the one. Need a full one???


#5

What is approximate age of this box? The only Nagant ammo I ever fired was brand new.


#6

This is post war production for the Soviet guard organization “VOKhR”. Likely with a reduced charge.


#7

Loaded with lead wad-cutter bullets, if I recall correctly.


#8

Jon, actually these should have regular FMJ projectiles (mine also has). The wad cutters are sporting cartridges not related to these here and they had other boxes - like this one (unfortunately it is empty):


#9



Best regards,

Mihaly


#10

Just in case anyone wants to know what VOKhR means
undertheredstar.com/vokhr.htm


#11

Didn’t the very last loadings of these use 7.62 Tokarev bullets?

Apparently some security guards still carry Nagant revolvers in Russia today. Is this correct?


#12

Correct they used some Tokarev projectiles in 1987 and 1989. Haven’t heard about them still being used today.