So you just wire brush the?

Does just cleaning up the corrosion really help? Apparently the Norks have begun some sort of large scale 'refurishment' effort for old shells, is this a common practice?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >this?
    Those look clean, why refurb that?

    Anyway, frick no, that's not a common practice. Ruskies want to buy shells, the Norks have a bunch but they didn't store them properly because they're Norks, and now they're having their slaves desperately scrub them up as best they can so they can sell them to Russia.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Those are what they look like after, you can see where the drive bands were wire brushed and the casings were polished and restencled. There are even fingerprints on the brass.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >"even fingerprints on the brass"
        that's not significant given how easily that happens. What's more surprising is that, if this story is true, they're even re-painting everything, like the blue on the shells and the black text on the brass.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >re-painting everything, like the blue on the shells and the black text on the brass.
          They did. Here is one that was wirebrushed but not repainted:

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >iran
            >english markings
            why not in farsi?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              They export. The world mostly speaks English, noone speaks farsi. It's just a choice for export.
              English is literally Lingua Franca

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Better to sell internationally if needed

                gotcha, that checks out

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you have no idea how much pleasure both the fact and phrase "English is the Lingua Franca" brings me.
                Suckit, "Frankish" speakers.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Better to sell internationally if needed

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Additionally, I think stencilling Perso-Arabic would be way more a pain in the ass than Latin or Cyrillic characters

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            WTF is this true?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              They are almost exactly the same, he can't be talking about standard shells.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Are they so underloaded they're barely in the air?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I think he means they don't make any noise while in flight , usually shells going over you make noise like you hear in war movies. The only ones really seen so far are standard 122s, maybe he witnessed some sort of boat tailed base bleed round that is quiet because it causes less turbulence in it's wake?

                We know they make rounds like that but still it is a pretty odd comment.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How does Iran get them there?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      airlift or Caspian I guess

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In IL-76s that fly from Iran to Russia.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    But does cleaning off the corrosion actually help? It's a chunk of steel, if the fuse is good it should be ok right?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I dunno. Maybe if they've got a load of dirt on them it will foul up the breach? Spitballing here.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do they make VT fuzes?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >thinking that north korea has managed to reach 1940s-western levels of technological development
      LMAO

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They literally have thermonuclear bombs, ICBMs, and a functional space program that put spy satellites in orbit.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rust expands from the surface making the shell a larger diameter than spec, this is very bad to fire for obvious reasons.
    Brushing the rust off solves this and seeing the driving band doesn't rust and works as the gas seal I can't see any reason this would cause issues.
    I think it would need to be so rusted that the thickness of the casing is seriously reduced before it would matter.

    TLDR: it's fine

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That makes sense, just clean it up and it is fine. Fuses are only screwed in when it is about to be used so that is a separate issue So old Soviet and Nork shells are fine if you clean them.

      I wonder if rusty ammo is a significant factor in barrel wear.

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