20 pound Parrott Artillery Shell - Inventory Number: ART 264 / SOLD
Large, twenty-pound Federal 3.67" Parrott artillery projectile that was recovered from Culp's Hill after the Battle of Gettysburg. This Parrott shell specimen, most likely a drop, still retains its wrought iron sabot but is missing the fuse. Designed by Robert P. Parrott in August 1861, the shell was used with the 20-pounder Parrott rifle of 3.67" caliber. Shell measures 10" long, has a diameter of 3.63" and weighs almost 17 pounds. This example is in relic condition and had been deactivated. Exterior surface is crusted with rust and surface dirt. A wonderful artillery example of a 20 pounder Parrott projectile found on Culp's Hill in Gettysburg. With Certificate of Authenticity.
Inventory Number: ART 264 / SOLD