3” HOTCHKISS SHELL FROM SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM (CHARLIE WEAVER MUSEUM) IN GETTYSBURG

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Item Code: 224-510

This is a complete artillery shell; being an excavated 3” Hotchkiss iron artillery shell. This shell consists of an iron base cup, a lead sabot, an iron nose section, and a brass Hotchkiss fuse adaptor. Three flame grooves run the length of the shell.  Iron is in good “relic” condition with surface rust.

This was acquired from the 2014 auction of the contents of the Soldiers National Museum in Gettysburg. This museum opened in the 1950s and operated for many years as the Charley Weaver Museum of the Civil War. “Charley Weaver,” an elderly rural character that actor Cliff Arquette created, appeared on many television shows through the mid-1970s.   [jet] [ph:L]

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