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A00351 - Hotchkiss 3" Nose Half With Fuse Tube

Item Number: F00351

Item Title: Hotchkiss 3" Nose Half With Fuse Tube

Price: $130

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss

Size: 3"

Sabot: Lead Band (Missing)

Fuse: Hotchkiss Brass Time Adapter


Location Recovered: Port Hudson, LA

Description:This is a decent example of the part of the Hotchkiss shell that goes bang! While this shell is missing the nose and sabot it does show the interesting parts. You can clearly see the nice brass Hotchkiss time adapter. You can also see the pusher plate that separated the powder in the lower half from the case shot containing upper half. Note that this was one of the later styles in that the fuse was connected to the powder chamber with a tin tube which is clearly seen. This kept the path from the fuse to the explosive charge open so the shell would function as designed. The balls are suspended in black matrix. Note the thin area at the top of the case shot area. This allowed the shell nose to break off easily forcing the balls forward into the enemy troops when the powder cavity went off. Also note that the sand core got off centered in this shell. The iron on the outside of the shell is in decent condition.

Half shell is inert, cleaned and coated.

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