A rare U.S. Model 1886 Hotchkiss 1.65 inch light mountain rifle
Round 46 inch tube with 1.65 inch 10 groove rifled bore; painted green and marked with maker's logo with serial number 130 in center, near breech. Steel breech block, brass elevation adjustment under tube. Green painted steel carriage with cast brass fittings and wooden 37 1/2 inch wheels with steel bands and brass hubcaps. Oval plaque on front flat panel of carriage marked Manufactured By/American Ordinance Company around border and Shops/Bridgeport-Conn./Offices/Washington D.C./U.S.A. in center. Back of carriage numbered 130.
Condition: Very good. Barrel with some scattered surface pitting and losses to paint, the bore pitted throught, the lands and grooves still visible. Maker's logo and number on barrel faint. Action functions smoothly. Brass with fairly dark patina. Wooden wheels excellent, with some paint losses with exposed wood. Carriage excellent with some scattered areas of pitting and losses to paint. Complete and functional.
- Please note the cannon is accompanied by a group of 22 nose-fused cartridges, with the fuses, powder, and primers removed. Casings are with Winchester headstamps, dated 5-91. Brass bound projectiles marked Hotchkiss patent/Paris.