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  • Federal Hotchkiss Artillery Shell / Sold

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    Federal Hotchkiss Artillery Shell - Inventory Number: ART 168 / Sold

    DIAMETER: 2.94 inches

    GUN: 3-inch wrought iron (ordnance) rifle

    LENGTH: 6 5/16 inches

    WEIGHT: 9 pounds 8 ounces


    SABOT: Lead band

    FUZING: Hotchkiss brass fuze plug, paper time fuze

    This unfired Hotchkiss projectile is of a 1864-1865 production. The flat nose is fitted with a standard brass Hotchkiss time fuze plug. The body of the shell has three flame grooves which aided the propellant flame in reaching the paper time fuze. Slightly rounded base cup. Specimens have been recovered in Nashville, Tennessee, and at Spanish Fort, Alabama. Inspector mark, "JHS". Lead band sabot is not fired. Wright pattern 15 second time fuze is intact.

    Inventory Number: ART 168 / Sold