Tula

1880
Tula & Ulyanovsk, Russia

  • 1880 Tula factory established
    – 100 miles South of Moscow
  • 1916 Ulyanovsk factory added
    – 550 miles South-East of Moscow
  • 1920s switched from brass to steel cases
  • WWI = 25% of Russia’s ammunition production
  • WWII = 400 Million rounds per year
  • 1999 Alexei Solovov  began working at Tula
  • Today
    – 40 types of small arms ammunition
    – commercial and Russian military
  • 2005 TulAmmo took over Ulyanovsk Cartridge Works
  • 2009 500 Million rounds imported into the United States

 

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