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A00352 - Hotchkiss 3" Common Half Shell With Base Cup
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Item Number: F00352

Item Title: Hotchkiss 3" Common Half Shell With Base Cup

Price: $140

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 an example of a Hotchkiss shell missing the lead sabot but still retaining the cup. While this shell is missing the sabot it does show the interesting parts. You can clearly see the nice brass Hotchkiss time adapter. It has some heavy corrosion from being situation in the acidic powder for a lot of years. note the big powder cavity with the smooth flowing edges as compared to the complicated cavity in the case shot shells. I have left the hardened powder in the cavity but will remove it if the buyer wishes to show the cavity better. Note that is not nearly so yellow to the naked eye as it appears in the image. The freshly cut surface still is covered with cutting solution that got stained by the powder. I leave it there to prevent surface rust. It can be removed. The iron on the outside of the shell is in good condition and is solid. Note that wile dug with the cup attached it came loose presumable while being shipped back from the guy who cut it. With the other yet unlisted half it is still in place.

Half shell is inert, cleaned and coated.