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A00985 - Very nice iron-anvil fused Type I Hotchkiss percussion shell for the James rifle
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Item Number: A00985

Item Title: Very nice iron-anvil fused Type I Hotchkiss percussion shell for the James rifle

Price: $450

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Type I Hotchkiss shell

Size: 3.8in

Sabot: Lead driving band

Fuse: 2pc percussion fuse with iron anvil cap

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 174v

Location Recovered: Vicksburg area

Description:This is only shown in D&G as a 3.67in round, but it is definitely for a 3.8in gun. Nice unfired shell. For those of you who want that extra bit of assurance, this one has been inerted through the side and stamped "Disarmed JAR" for extra effect.