Tula made .308 Win commerative box for the battle of Kursk, 1943


#1

https://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/418/2301496-9.html

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#2

Hmhm…weird box as the .308 didn’t exist at all at that time. Let’s make a nice box and sell it. Even the pictured T34 is wrong. Bad marketing. Just my opinion.


#3

Typical flamboyant and over-the-top Russian nationalism, in my eyes.
I doubt you would ever see Winchester making D-Day anniversary boxes of 5,56…

Ole


#4

“Brass jacket / Enhanced accuracy”… narrows eyes with skepticism… The marketing link between .308 soft points for hunting (intended for U.S. retail consumption) and a massive WWII tank battle in Russia is unclear. That being said, the link between zombie-themed ammo and pistol-caliber self defense is also unclear, but that worked out tremendously well for Hornady.


#5

Because I’m tired and don’t feel like reading a lot…the gist is the cardboard is all that is different than standard production?


#6

I am no tank specialist but I do believe Germans have added cupolas to captured Soviet tanks, so the picture may be possible.


#7

The T34/76 received cupolas in the fall of '43.
Based on the gun mantle and turret cheeks of the tank on the Tula box it looks like a T34/85.

The /85 commenced production in '44…

Ole


#8

I would still take that box over any zombie ammo any day.


#9

Jon +1


#10

Yes, Ole, that’s exactly what I meant. The whole box is rubbish. But sometimes, rubbish is interesting for collectors…


#11

These boxes are no history book after all and about 99.999% of the potential buyers do not care (and most do not know even if so).
Here it is about patriotizm and not historical correctness, this is what books are for.


#12

Current Tula commercial box label, from the internet-

Brian


#13

As if the title didn’t make it clear what the topic was…

Ole


#14

Thank you Brian. The cartridges in the first post looked different to me for some reason. I thought the steel case color might have been different as well as the box.


#15

It appears that battle of Kursk commemorative boxes are being used with other calibers, here is an example of a TulAmmo .223 box:


Brian


#16

I feel like the commemorative box would be more fitting for a crate of 76.2×385 mmR


#17

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