Original U.S. Civil War Federal 30-pounder 4.2 Inch Parrott Rifle Projectile - Weight 28 ½” Pounds (13 Kilograms)

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an example of a 30-pounder (4.2-inch caliber) Federal Parrott projectile. The information we received with the shell was that it was dug up from a battlefield of unknown location. The projectile is fully inert and empty, and no longers retains a sabot.

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 like this one. It was in the ground for some time, which is why it has a significant amount of pitting.

A very similar example can be found on the Civil War Artillery website at this link: U.S. Parrott 30 pdr.

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

Shell Diameter: 4.1 inches
Gun: 30-pounder Parrott Rifle, 4.2-inch Caliber
Length: 11 inches
Weight: 28 ½” pounds

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