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  • Confederate Read - Parrott / Sold

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    Confederate Read-Parrott / Sold

    DIAMETER: 2.86 inches
    GUN: 10-pounder Parrott rifle, 2.9-inch caliber
    LENGTH:  8 3/4 inches
    WEIGHT:  8 pounds 6 ounces
    SABOT:  Wrought iron ring
    FUZING:  Copper fuze plug, paper time fuze

    This projectile has two bourrelets, or bearing surfaces, with the upper bourrelet having a greater width than the lower. This bottom bourrelet has been machined down to the diameter of the projectile body. The base is slightly rounded with a lathe dimple, and the sabot is made of thin wrought iron. This is an example of a Read-Parrott, most likely manufactured at Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia.

    Inventory Number: ART 064 / Sold