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A00383 - Half section of a 3in Hotchkiss case shot shell

Item Number: F00383

Item Title: Half section of a 3in Hotchkiss case shot shell

Price: $225

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss case shot

Size: 3in

Sabot: Lead driving band

Fuse: Hotchkiss time fuse adapter for case shot shells


Location Recovered:

Description: This one clearly shows the Hotchkiss 3pc construction and the complex internal workings of this shell. The powder was below the pusher plate and propelled the case shot out the nose of the shell in one direction. The time fuse adapter channeled flame from the time fuse through the pusher plate to the powder cavity.

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