DIAMETER: 2.94 inches
GUN: 3-inch wrought iron (ordnance) rifle
LENGTH: 6 7/8 inches
WEIGHT: 8 pounds 3 ounces
SABOT: Lead band
FUZING: Hotchkiss brass fuze plug, paper time fuze

More 3-inch Hotchkiss shells of this particular pattern were manufactured than any other style Hotchkiss projectile during the Civil War. Specimens have been found with the Hotchkiss patent on the base cup, "HOTCHKISS PAT. OCT. 9, 1855". Note the original black arsenal paint on this unfired non-excavated specimen. Click here for an example of a Hotchkiss case-shot projectile's interior.  This was the most common type of projectile fired from the 3-inch wrought iron rifle.