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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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A00165 - Significant, unlisted Hotchkiss case shot variety

Item Number: F00165

Item Title: Significant, unlisted Hotchkiss case shot variety

Price: $225

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Hotchkiss case shot

Size: 3in




Location Recovered: Richmond defenses

Description:This is the last type of Hotchkiss case shot fusing system used in the war and it is not shown in the fuse book or elsewhere. In this type the bottom of the brass adapter is rebated to fit into a white metal sleeve that in turn would channel the flame from the fuse to the powder chamber beneath the pusher plate. The prior version used an extremely narrow iron tube which was difficult to get in place properly and often failed.

I am keeping the other half as it is the best example I have seen of this rare late war fusing system for the Hotchkiss case shot shell.

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