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A00848 - 3.8in Hotchkiss shell for the James rifle

Item Number: A00848

Item Title: 3.8in Hotchkiss shell for the James rifle

Price: $499

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss type II common shell

Size: 3.8in

Sabot: Lead driving band

Fuse: Hotchkiss time fuse adapter (unscrews)

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 178

Location Recovered: Vicksburg

Description:Nice condition 3.8in Hotchkiss type II shell with a brass time fuse adapter that unscrews by hand. These were used in James rifles at Vicksburg and quite a few of the cannons still line the battlefield today.


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