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ITEM NUMBER #160 Relic condition Russian 45mm AP round from M1937 anti-tank gun. The 45 mm anti-tank gun model 1937 was a light quick-firing anti-tank gun used in the first stage of the German-Soviet War. It was created by Soviet artillery designer M.N. Loginov of Plant No. 8 (now Kalinin Machine-Building Plant) after the arrest and execution of former designer V. von Behring. Due to insufficient armor penetration it was replaced in service by the longer-barreled M-42 in 1942. Production of the gun ceased in 1943, with a total of 37,354 units built from 1937 to 1943. Cleaned and preserved item is free from explosives.