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411   Gettysburg Canister Round  $200 Unopened $200 0 You must login to place a bid.

#411 - Gettysburg Canister Round

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Large Hotchkiss round recovered from Gettysburg
Description                           Estimate: $2,500+          

Hotchkiss canister round manufactured for use in the US 3″ Ordnance Rifle, measuring 8″ long and 3″ in diameter, with a weight of just over seven pounds. The walls of the case are two sheets of tin, crimped at the front, with two soldered seams along the sides. The oxidized lead base is marked in raised letters within the cupped bottom, “Hotchkiss, 3″, Jan’y 7 1862 Patent.” There is a narrow base where it joins the canister, and when fired the soft lead expanded into the gun tube’s rifling, causing the round to spin as it exited the muzzle and broke apart. Some old surface rust is present on the nose of the canister, the oblique pattern indicates that the round was unevenly covered in water or moist soil for a prolonged time prior to recovery. This fantastic artifact was recovered from Gettysburg and sold by The Horse Soldier as part of the well-known Geiselman Collection of Gettysburg recovered items. These canister rounds are very rarely found and are of the utmost desirability.


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