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A01345 - Hotchkiss Common Shell

Item Number: A01345

Item Title: Hotchkiss Common Shell

Price: $290

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss

Size: 3 Inch Caliber

Sabot: Lead Band

Fuse: Hotchkiss Brass Time Adapter

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

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:One of the most popular shells among collectors, this is a nice example of the Hotchkiss common shell. These were designed for the ordnance rifle but some have been found with Parrott rifling on them. You can tell that this is a common shell (i.e. no case shot) by the more pointed nose than the case rounds have. The common shell seems to me to be a little more uncommon (pun intended!) than the case shot rounds. I also know because I checked the cavity for matrix and balls when disarming it. :)

This fired round has really good iron with almost no ground action. The sabot is still in place with no pulls to the lead. It still has a lot of white patina. The fuse is perfect with no marks and great patina. This is a nice projectile at a good price for your collection.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.

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