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A01389 - Uncleaned Hotchkiss Comon Shell

Item Number: A01389

Item Title: Uncleaned Hotchkiss Comon Shell

Price: $290

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss

Size: 3 Inch

Sabot: Lead Band

Fuse: Hotchkiss Brass Time Adapter

Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 167
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 55 A-65

Location Recovered: Sevierville, TN

Description:Most of the shells we offer have been cleaned in some manner but this one is pretty much just like it came out of the ground. In fact it still has to be flushed out which will be done before it is delivered.

This is a common shell; i.e. there are no case shot balls inside. You can tell by the profile of the nose. The case shot shells have a more rounded nose to give more internal room to hold more case shot balls. The shell has a nice conditionpost-1862 brass time fuse adapter in it with just a few dings from the rocky Tennessee dirt. I can't tell if the bottom is dated while it is uncleaned.

If it doesn't sell soon I'll eventually clean it in electrolysis. It should clean up very well.

Shell will be inert but is uncleaned.

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