Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War


Civil War Artillery
by Harry Ridgeway

Hotchkiss fuzes
Artillery 8500 Fuze Hotchkiss

This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center...", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.
All projectiles listed have been disarmed.

Most information on this page is from:
Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War, 1993 Edition. by Thomas S. Dickey and Peter C. George.
Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance, A Guide to Large Artillery Prjectiles, Torpedoes, and Mines, by Jack Bell.
Artillery Fuses of the Civil War, by Charles H. Jones.
Pictures are by the author, unless otherwise indicated.


Hotchkiss lead time fuze, without flange, spanner holes.
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a lead. Fuze was installed and tightened with two spanner holes. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This early version tended to have gas leaks, later versions added a flange to better seal. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, early Hotchkiss case shot using lead fuze and iron balls. Fuze measures: length 2.3in. to 2.5in., body diameter 1.0in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87, upper right.

A1954...Hotchkiss lead time fuze, without flange, spanner holes.
A1954.jpg (17556 bytes) A1954B.jpg (19258 bytes) Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a lead. Fuze was installed and tightened with two spanner holes. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This early version tended to have gas leaks, later versions added a flange to better seal. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, early Hotchkiss case shot using lead fuze and iron balls. Fuze measures: length 2.3in. to 2.5in., body diameter 1.0in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87, upper right.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A2268...Hotchkiss lead time fuze, without flange, spanner holes.
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a lead. Fuze was installed and tightened with two spanner holes. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This early version tended to have gas leaks, later versions added a flange to better seal. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, early Hotchkiss case shot using lead fuze and iron balls. Fuze measures: length 2.3in. to 2.5in., body diameter 1.0in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: Antietam Maryland campaign.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87, upper right.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A0982...Hotchkiss lead time fuze, without flange, spanner holes.
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a lead. Fuze was installed and tightened with two spanner holes. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This early version tended to have gas leaks, later versions added a flange to better seal. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, early Hotchkiss case shot using lead fuze and iron balls. Fuze measures: length 2.3in. to 2.5in., body diameter 1.0in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87, upper right.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia


Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in. to 2.5in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A0185.1...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.75in. to 2.5in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, by Harry Ridgeway.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A0185.2...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in. to 2.5in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze is from blown shell, bottom damaged. Recovered: Harry Ridgeway Frederick County, VA. Length 2.25. Fuze shows some distortion from firing. Recovered: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, by Harry Ridgeway.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia



A0186.2...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.75in. to 2.5in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, by Steve Baker.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A1325...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in. to 2.5in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: not known.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A2578...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A2577...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 2.0in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A1955...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
A1955.jpg (14493 bytes) Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 2.45in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot, (2.45in.)
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A2133...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 2.45in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A3001...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A3002...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A3003...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A3004...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in, flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A3005...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 2.0in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: 1864 Shenandoah Valley Virginia campaign, Fishers Hill, Virginia.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A3006...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 2.0in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: 1864 Shenandoah Valley Virginia campaign, Fishers Hill, Virginia.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.



A3007...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 2.4in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: 1864 Shenandoah Valley Virginia campaign, Fishers Hill, Virginia, by Charles Rutz.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.
Old Court House Civil War museum, Winchester, Virginia

A3008...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in. to 2.5in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze with section of nose. Recovered: 1864 Shenandoah Valley Virginia campaign, Fishers Hill, Virginia.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A3009...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 1.9in. to 2.5in., flange diameter 1.in. to 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze with section of nose. Recovered: 1864 Shenandoah Valley Virginia campaign, Fishers Hill, Virginia.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.


Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot, small diameter
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 1.9in., flange diameter 1.1in., threads diameter .85in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A0186.1...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot, small diameter
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 1.9in., flange diameter 1.1in., threads diameter .85in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, by Steve Baker.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A2575...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot, small diameter
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 1.9in., flange diameter 1.1in., threads diameter .85in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.

A2999...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot, small diameter
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 1.9in., flange diameter 1.1in., threads diameter .85in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: Fishers Hill 1864 campaign, by Charles Rutz.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A3000...Hotchkiss brass time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot, small diameter
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. This relatively simple fuze was activated by setting a paper fuze in the center hole, the paper would ignite upon firing, burn time would be predetermined by the concentration of flammable product in the paper fuze. This version features a flange, this to seal gas leaks. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 1.9in., flange diameter 1.1in., threads diameter .85in., 12 threads per in. Recovered: 1864 Shenandoah Valley Virginia campaign, Fishers Hill, Virginia.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 87 & 88.


Hotchkiss "standard" brass percussion fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, percussion fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. The fuze contains an internal slider topped with a percussion cap, which would detonate by striking against the slider cap. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 2.3in., flange diameter 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze is sometimes marked: "HOTCHKISS/ PATENTED / JUNE 17, 1862 / FEB 24, 186? ".
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 93.

A0187...Hotchkiss "standard" brass percussion fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, percussion fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. The fuze contains an internal slider topped with a percussion cap, which would detonate by striking against the slider cap. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 2.3in., flange diameter 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze is sometimes marked: "HOTCHKISS/ PATENTED / JUNE 17, 1862 / FEB 24, 186? ". This is tall pattern, shows distortion of firing. Recovered: Frederick County, Virginia, by Harry Ridgeway.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 93.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A0188.1...Hotchkiss "standard" brass percussion fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, percussion fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. The fuze contains an internal slider topped with a percussion cap, which would detonate by striking against the slider cap. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 2.3in., flange diameter 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze is sometimes marked: "HOTCHKISS/ PATENTED / JUNE 17, 1862 / FEB 24, 186? ". Blown fuze and slider show distortion of firing. Recovered: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, by Harry Ridgeway.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 93.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A0188.2...Hotchkiss "standard" brass percussion fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, percussion fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. The fuze contains an internal slider topped with a percussion cap, which would detonate by striking against the slider cap. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 2.3in., flange diameter 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze is sometimes marked: "HOTCHKISS/ PATENTED / JUNE 17, 1862 / FEB 24, 186? ". Recovered: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, by Steve Baker.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 93.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia

A1962...Hotchkiss "standard" brass percussion fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
A1962.jpg (14622 bytes) A1962B.jpg (19556 bytes) Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, percussion fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. The fuze contains an internal slider topped with a percussion cap, which would detonate by striking against the slider cap. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 2.3in., flange diameter 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze is sometimes marked: "HOTCHKISS/ PATENTED / JUNE 17, 1862 / FEB 24, 186? ".
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 93.

A2132...Hotchkiss "standard" brass percussion fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, percussion fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. The fuze contains an internal slider topped with a percussion cap, which would detonate by striking against the slider cap. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 2.3in., flange diameter 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze is sometimes marked: "HOTCHKISS/ PATENTED / JUNE 17, 1862 / FEB 24, 186? ".
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 93.

A2998...Hotchkiss "standard" brass percussion fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Hotchkiss design, percussion fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. The fuze contains an internal slider topped with a percussion cap, which would detonate by striking against the slider cap. Primary use of these fuzes was for Hotchkiss field caliber projectiles, variant for Hotchkiss shells with smaller fuze hole. Fuze measures: length 2.3in., flange diameter 1.2in., threads diameter 1.0in., 12 threads per in. Fuze is sometimes marked: "HOTCHKISS/ PATENTED / JUNE 17, 1862 / FEB 24, 186? ". Recovered: 1864 Shenandoah Valley Virginia campaign, Fishers Hill, Virginia, by Charles Rutz.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 93.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia


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