Original U.S. Civil War Federal 10-pounder 2.9 Inch Parrott Rifle Projectile with Brass Sabot

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice example of a 10-pounder (2.9-inch caliber) Federal Parrott projectile. The projectile is fully inert and empty, though it still has part of the zinc fuze assembly in the nose. It also still has the original brass sabot attached to the bottom, which are often lost.

This design features case shot material, and a brass sabot that is cast onto the exterior of the iron shell, with some "teeth" that are intended to keep the sabot from rotating off of the shell. Unfortunately this was not entirely successful, and most of these projectiles are found with the sabot having been thrown off when fired.

A very similar example can be found on the Civil War Artillery website at this link: 10-Pounder Parrott Brass Sabot Projectile.

A great shell from the Civil War, ready to display!


Shell Diameter: 2.86 inches inches
Gun: 10-pounder Parrott rifle, 2.9-inch caliber
Length: 8 9/16 inches (with fuze)
Weight: About 10 pounds
Construction: Case Shot
Sabot: Brass Ring
Fuzing: Parrott zinc fuze plug, paper time fuze

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