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A00984 - Beautiful 10 Pounder Parrott Case Shot
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Item Number: A00984

Item Title: Beautiful 10 Pounder Parrott Case Shot

Price: $325

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Parrott Case Shot

Size: 2.9 Inch (10 Pounder)

Sabot: Wrought Iron Ring Pre-Stamped Rifling

Fuse: Zinc Time Adapter

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 216
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 65 A-91

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:This is a top notch example of one of the work horse projectiles of the Civil war. This is a Read-Parrott which is so identified by the Southerner Read's designed iron sabot on the Northerner Parrott's designed shell body with the Parrott fuse. This collaboration produced a design that worked well and was in use in the early years of the war and can be found on battlefields well into the war.

This example is one that would be of good enough quality for any collection. At first it would appear to be non-dug but it actually is a fired example. When you pick it up it has that smooth feel that you don't feel on most projectiles. Visible on the bottom is the sprue mark from the fill point of the mold when casting the shell. The iron sabot clearly shows the factory stamping to pre-engrave it a little to help it do a better job of taking the rifling. As mentioned the iron is super smooth with just the smallest amount of peppering to show it spent a little time in the dirt of a battlefield. For reasons unknown there was no fuse in it when I got it but the threads were very clean. So I put a very good Parrott time fuse adapter in it that screws in and out very easily. The fuse has nice patina on it that goes with the shell very well. Also when looking into the shell you can clearly see the matrix holding the case shot. You would simple be hard pressed to find a better example of a Read-Parrott shell.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.