Now that the cold, dark AZ nights are upon us, it’s time to look for indoor projects.
I know that there are 2 or 3 of you out there who can answer my questions, so here goes.
I want to restore a 37-85 (37x93R) Hotchkiss projectile. At least I think it’s a Hotchkiss. I can post photographs if you need them but it’s really pretty ordinary looking.
Brass case - HS= 37-85 P.D.P.s 298 1.18 ord bomb
Projectile is steel with 2 copper rotating bands, slight “dome” on base.
Brass fuze marked L72 18 anchor
I’m pretty sure it’s French. What gun? And what for?
What color should projectile be painted. I’d like a bright color if that would be appropriate.
Nose of fuse is simply a round hole, 3/8" x .900" +/- with a small vent at the end. What goes into this hole? Anybody have a photo of what it should look like?
I have a lathe and can make any parts that are missing.