Does anybody know what this cartridge/caliber might be?

  1. Looks like a case outside of the original cartridge inserted. Maybe some type of blank or ignition device for a larger gun?

  2. The thick rim on the case might be a stop and the entire brass may act as a firing pin. The cartridge inside acts as a propellant. This would make sense for an artillery gun that is in extreme cold temperatures where greased spring firing pins are less reliable.

  3. That’s what I was thinking. A while back I saw a cool video about a special effects /movie production company that got hold of a 20mm Vulcan. I forget what they use for the 20mm shells but they inserted .50cal blanks into them. I forget if they did it because of cost/availability/muzzle flash or some combination.

  4. That is a Russian PPL pyrotechnic cartridge. It is electrically primed and is used to re-cock various medium-caliber cannons, such as the 2A42 (30x165mm) and the GSh-23 (23x115mm). The guns will typically have a block with three of these installed to clear misfires, etc.

  5. Got sent this by a person since i am the gun guy that everybody knows ,but i have no idea what this might be all the information i have are only these 2 pictures

  6. A while back I saw a cool video about a special effects /movie production company that got hold of a 20mm Vulcan. I forget what they use for the 20mm shells but they inserted .50cal blanks into them. I forget if they did it because of cost/availability/muzzle flash or some combination. I wonder if it’s something like that. Even a special blank for certain salutes. Just guessing.

  7. Might be a triggering blank for an artillery piece? I know the Iowa class battleships used a similar cartridge for their 16 inch guns, but I don’t know what it looked like exactly.

  8. Looks like a German 7.92 x 94 Patronen anti tank round for their early ww2 anti tank rifles, the Panzerbuchse 38 and 39. These went away real fast as not able to do much to ww2 tanks. Even early ones. Just things made in the 1920 and 30's.

  9. Shot in the dark here, could it be a blank for a small recoil-less rifle, like they used in WW2? The reason I guess this is because it almost looks like that ring around the primer might blow out and let the pressure out of that side too. No clue though…

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