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A01026 - Nice Hotchkiss Nose Common Shell
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Item Number: A01026

Item Title: Nice Hotchkiss Nose Common Shell

Price: $115

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss Nose

Size: 3 Inch Caliber

Sabot: Lead Band (Missing)

Fuse: Hotchkiss Brass Time Adapter

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 167
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 55 A-65

Location Recovered: Port Gibson, MS

Description:This is a very nice example of the US Hotchkiss common shell nose. This is the explosive part of the Hotchkiss shell but is missing the sabot and driving cup. The sabot was a lead band and frequently came off the shell when it had flame grooves. The fuse of this shell is the Hotchkiss time fuse adapter for the paper time fuse. it is in very nice condition with great patina. The shell was flushed out through the fuse so there are no drill holes. Though it looks very good, it would look a good bit nicer with a little TLC.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.