Item Number: A00573
Item Title: 3-Inch Hotchkiss Bolt Nose
Shipping: Not included
Size: 3 Inch
Sabot: Lead Band (Missing)
Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 163
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 55 A-62
Location Recovered: Unknown
Description:A fairly rare projectile, the 3 inch Hotchkiss bolt is a hard one to find. Here is an excellent specimen which is missing it's cup and lead driving band. The iron is good with very minor ground action. The casting sprue is visible on the bottom.
For less than half of what a complete one goes for you can get this nose section and add a cup and lead band that doesn't have flame grooves and you'll have an inexpensive example for your collection.