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A01686 - Parrott Chilled Nose Bolt for 20 Pounder Gun

Item Number: A01686

Item Title: Parrott Chilled Nose Bolt for 20 Pounder Gun

Price: $415

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Parrott

Size: 20 Pounder (3.67 Inch Caliber)

Sabot: Brass Ring Type II

Fuse: N/A

Book:
Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 230
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 66 A-94

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:These distinctive Parrott bolts are known as "Bottle Nose" or "Chilled Nose" for the shape and hardening work respectively. The design was an effort to concentrate all the force into a smaller area thinking that it would help it penetrate better. Testing proved that to not be accurate which is why many more shell types used the flat nosed projectile bolts. But they do look great in a collection.

This particular example is in very good condition. The iron is very good with only a minimal of ground action. Unlike most examples, this round took the rifling showing the 5 lands and grooves of the 20 pounder Parrott rifle that fired it.

Projectile is inert, cleaned and coated.


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