U.S. 3” TYPE-2 HOTCHKISS COMMON SHELL

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Item Code: 727-264

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Produced by the Federal Ordnance Department, here is a fired, Type 2, 3.67” Hotchkiss percussion shell in excellent condition.  Conical projectile is complete and retains its base cup, lead sabot, and its brass time fuse adapter in the nose. Iron base cup, This Hotchkiss shell likely fired from a Rifled 6-pounder Ordnance gun. Lead sabot band is complete and tight to the body. The majority of these 3.67” rounds have come from Vicksburg with a few also found at Gettysburg. Entire shell is coated with a clear shellac material.  Three deep flame grooves cut through the body and the base cup. Rifling is seen on the sabot. Due to rust pitting of the base cap shows very faint remains of the patent date lettering stamped along the outer edge.  Iron body of the shell has acquired a dark plum / brown patina. Length: 6¾”; diameter: 2¾.” A very fine collectible of Federal heavy artillery.

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