US 3.67 INCH HOTCHKISS SHELL

$650.00 SOLD
Originally $795.00

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Item Code: R21792

Recovered Hotchkiss shell has been cleaned and coated in shellac. Shell is complete with fuse adapter, sabot, and base cup, with case-shot balls inside. Deactivated through the bottom. Lead sabot exhibits outstanding rifling lands and grooves which indicate that it was fired from a James rifle. Patent mark is still visible on the base cup and reads “HOTCHKISS PATENT OCT 9 186(?) / MAY 14 1861”.   Shell is in excellent condition.  Location of recovery unknown.  [jt]

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