Soviet factory code ID


#1

Does anyone know what (presumably Soviet) manufacturer used the letter “y” as a factory code? It is found on a 7.62x54r cartridge with a brasss case, rounded base and a CN “L” ball projectile. Headstamp is “27” at 12 o’clock and “y” at 6 o’clock.

AKMS


#2

There was some discussion a bit ago, here and on Gunboards, on that marking on an old box of 7.62x54R I don’t recall there being a satisfactory answer to the question.


#3

C-Y-3B-3
Ul’yanovsk (former Simbirsk).


#4

Thank you for the reply. Could you clarify your answer please? In 1927, when this cartridge appears to have been made, was the factory known as “Simbirsk” and located at Ul’yanovsk, or was it known as “Ul’yanovsk” as it is now.

Thank you!

AKMS


#5

[quote=“AKMS”]Thank you for the reply. Could you clarify your answer please? In 1927, when this cartridge appears to have been made, was the factory known as “Simbirsk” and located at Ul’yanovsk, or was it known as “Ul’yanovsk” as it is now.

Thank you!

AKMS[/quote]
It was Simbirsk City with code letter “C” (first letter from Simbirsk in cyrillic alphabet). Simbirsk City was renaimed in 1924 after Lenin (Ul’yanov) death to Ul’yanovsk City. Code letter was “Y” (like large “y” in Russian - first letter from Ul’yznovsk in cyrillic)) into 1925-1927., then “3B” (Zavod Volodarskogo), then “3” since 1942.


#6

Excellent information! Thank you very much!

AKMS