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    Tar in cartridge

    Hi everyone
    I was recently offered a Russian 76mm inert round. It had a bolt in the primer pocket and there was what appeared to be tar leaking out around this. has anyone encountered deactivated rounds filled with tar?

    fred

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    Yes, thats quite common with Russian, but especially with German ww2 shells. However it is always solid, never liquified.
    Regards, DJH

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    Depends on temperature and how liquid it is.
    I’ve seen quite a few rounds where tar has oozed from plugs, fuze adaptors and other places.
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    Yes, the tar was quite firm but has maybe softened and run if the round was left somewhere warm. I suspect the whole cartridge is full of it.
    fred

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    A bolt in the primer pocket might indicate a drill round.
    Wanted: Baton/Irritant rounds (inert) and associated items, .700 NE (inert) and boxes (empty), .32-40 cartridge boxes (empty), WW2 British shotgun cartridge boxes (empty), Greener Police Gun cartridge boxes (empty). Message me if you have any of these items for sale/trade.

 

 

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