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Just posted some nice items out of the South Carolina museum group I brought back yesterday. This may well be our last postings before the Wheaton Show next weekend (4/29) and Mansfield the week after (5/6-7). We hope to see you at one or both of the shows. We will have anice cselection of canister rounds at Mansfield. These are very difficult to ship safely so not currently listed here.

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A00573 - 3-Inch Hotchkiss Bolt Nose

Item Number: A00573

Item Title: 3-Inch Hotchkiss Bolt Nose

Price: $350

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss

Size: 3 Inch

Sabot: Lead Band (Missing)

Fuse: N/A

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.


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