3.67-Inch Navy Parrott Rifle

3.67-in. Navy Parrott Rifle
The Parrott rifles were developed by Robert P. Parrott, and patented in 1861. They were easy to manufacture, inexpensive, and accurate. Parrott rifles are most readily identified by the wrought iron, reinforcing band that was shrink-fitted around the breech. The 3.67-inch Navy Parrot is the naval version of the 20-pounder Parrott; the difference being that the navy version has rings at the base of the breech to accommodate handling on the deck of a ship. The 3.67-inch Parrott used shell, spherical case, and canister.

Bore Diameter 3.67 in (9.32 cm)
Tube Material Cast and Wrought Iron
Tube Length 89 in (226 cm)
Tube Weight 1,750 lb (794 kg)
Powder Charge 2 lb (0.91 kg)
Range (5 Elevation) 2,100 yd (1,920 m)
At Gettysburg 4 (CSA)

Thomas, Dean S., CANNONS: An Introduction to Civil War Artillery. Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA, 1985.
Coco, Gregory A., A Concise Guide to the Artillery at Gettysburg. Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA, 1998.

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Photograph by Peter Schwartz
Created 17 OCT 1999; Modified 29 JUN 2001