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Hard to believe but I think our next show will be the Ohio Show in Mansfield on the first weekend of of May. Carl picked up some goodies at Vicksburg so hopefully we'll get them listed soon.

A00332 - Half section of a 3in Hotchkiss case shot shell

Item Number: F00332

Item Title: Half section of a 3in Hotchkiss case shot shell

Price: $150

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss case shot shell

Size: 3in

Sabot: Lead driving band

Fuse: Brass time fuse adapter


Location Recovered: Edinburg, VA area

Description:Cool cross section of a Hotchkiss case shot shell. Shows the shot in the solid black, tar-based matrix. You can see the pusher plate below the fuse with a hole to allow the flame to pass through the powder chamber below. Base cup part is missing but all the most important and interesting parts are here.

This is the other half of a shell I sold a couple weeks ago. The lead sabot comes off so can either be set on a display stand to hold it in place, glued, or left as is.

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