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A00361 - Neat Hotchkiss Nose Fragment
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Item Number: F00361

Item Title: Neat Hotchkiss Nose Fragment

Price: $75

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss shell nose section fragment

Size: 3in

Sabot: Lead Band (Missing)



Location Recovered:

Description:Broken open nose section of a 3in Hotchkiss shell. The neatest thing about this is it still has some twine wrapped around the bottom "neck" of the piece. This served to seat the nose firmly in the base cup. Upon firing, the base cup would squeeze upwards into the nose and force the lead driving band into the rifling.

I got this from Pete George. Looks like he or someone was sawing on the shell for whatever reason. Part has a natural break but one side is definitely chopped. Still a cool item.