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Lot 3129: Michael B. Suchka Hotchkiss Revolving "Cannon" with Carriage

Attractive Michael B. Suchka Hotchkiss Revolving "Cannon" in .50 BMG with Carriage

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3129: Michael B. Suchka Hotchkiss Revolving "Cannon" with Carriage

Attractive Michael B. Suchka Hotchkiss Revolving "Cannon" in .50 BMG with Carriage

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $18,000 - $27,500
Price Realized:

Attractive Michael B. Suchka Hotchkiss Revolving "Cannon" in .50 BMG with Carriage

Manufacturer: Michael B. Suchka
Model: Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon
Type: Other
Gauge: 50 BMG
Barrel: 29 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/bright
Grip:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 106
Class: Modern Other
Description:

Michael B. Suchka of Valley Engraving, Inc. and Thunder Valley Machine Co. has produced a number of very high quality small scale and full sized replicas of Hotchkiss and Gatling crank guns. This early Hotchkiss cannon is marked on the top of the action with "HOTCHKISS PARIS" on a belt as part of the engraved cross cannon Hotchkiss logo over "BLACK POWDER ONLY/S/N 0003 J.F.R./CALIBER .50 B.M.G. B.P." and the left side of the action has "MICHAEL B SUCHKA CLARINGTON OH U.S.A. S/N 000 KAL." (appears to be an error in that it does not have a "3" in the number). The outside of the rear cover has "HOTCHKISS REVOLVING CANNON" in a circle around ".50" and is marked "HOTCHKISS/SN. 0003JFR/PARIS.FRANCE" on the inside. Chambering for black powder loaded .50 BMG cartridges prevents this item from being classified as a destructive device, and allows for use with ammunition that is available. The sights are on the right side and are graduated out to 600 yards. It is fitted on an oak carriage with black painted iron fittings. The carriage measures approximately 75" overall length, 65" wide, 42 3/4" tall.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 85% original blue finish on the barrels and feeding mechanism with scattered light surface corrosion, and the brass exhibits a slightly darkened golden patina. Does not mechanically function in its current state, appears to be missing a key for the crank handle. Carriage is very fine.



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