Federal Parrott 30 Pound “Flat – Nose”
DIAMETER: 4.1 inches
GUN: 30-pounder Parrott Rifle, 4.2 inch Caliber
LENGTH: About 9 5/8 inches
WEIGHT: About 30 pounds 8 ounces
SABOT: Brass, Type 1
A flat nosed bolt with the type 1 band. This sabot was almost inevitably thrown with guns of this caliber. The pictured specimen was recovered from the Port Hudson, Louisiana battlefield. In an effort to help with the sabot taking the rifling a cold chisel was used between the sabot and iron base.
Inventory Number: ART 033