This is a Russian 76mm M1942 ZIS 3 field gun brass shell case primer stamped but hard to see what.The primer still has its original brass colour with no real damage it has been very well cleaned and retains most of its original colour and is perfect for display or any collection the primer is completely empty and inert and is in lovely condition for a battlefield recovered one. The primer was recovered from near Bialystok which was a Russian pocket of resistance in Poland during Operation Barbarossa June 1941 the German invasion of Russia.
The Battle of Białystok–Minsk was a German strategic operation conducted by the Army Group Centre under the command of Fedor Von Bock during the penetration of the Soviet border region in the opening stage of Operation Barbarossa lasting from 22 June to 3 July 1941. Its goal, the encirclement and destruction of the Red Army's Western Front forces around Bialystok and Minsk, was accomplished. All major Soviet counter-attacks and break-through attempts failed, and the defenders were defeated, allowing for the Wehrmacht to take many Soviet prisoners German losses were very light compared to the Russians. Bialystok is now in modern Day Poland.
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