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A01375 - Nice Hotchkiss Nose (Common Shell)

Item Number: A01375

Item Title: Nice Hotchkiss Nose (Common Shell)

Price: $110

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss

Size: 3 Inch

Sabot: Lead Band (Missing)

Fuse: Hotchkiss Brass Time Adapter

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

Location Recovered: Port Hudson, LA

Description:The 3" Hotchkiss shell came in both case shot and common shell versions. It seems to me that the common shell version, which this one represents, is a little less common than the case shot style.

This is a nice example of a 3" Hotchkiss that has lost both the cup and the lead sabot. this was a somewhat common occurrence. The iron on this example is good and hard though it lost a few spots that left small recessed areas. The shell displays very well.

I bought this from the digger so the Port Hudson provenance is very good.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.

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