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This is a complete Russian 76mm anti-armour heat round fired by M1927 Regimental gun which is an unusual shell to find and the heat part of the shell gave it limited anti-armour capabilities. The head which has its base which screws in and out it also has some maker markings on the steel case fairly clear to see also has its brass driving band the nose cone is there it does have a rust hole in the cone as well the brass case is complete but with a dent and small amount of damage around the neck from being fired it does not retain its shiny original brass colour but still has a lot of remains of its brass colour but it has discoloured from being buried it still has all of its stamps and markings on the bottom including the date 1938 all fairly clear to see but the primer has gone rusty and has no markings but it is in very nice condition for a battlefield recovered case it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The shell was recovered from near Bialystok which was a Russian pocket of resistance in Poland during Operation Barbarossa June 1941 the German invasion of Russia and comes with a A5 laminated information card.
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.