3-inch Ordnance Rifle
Introduction to the 3-inch Ordnance Rifles
Early production from Phoenix Iron Company
Middle production batches from Phoenix Iron Company
Later production batches from Phoenix Iron Company
An “interesting” 3-inch Ordnance Rifle at Fort Clinch, Florida
Replica 3-inch Ordnance Rifles at Gettysburg
Singer, Nimick & Company Ordnance rifle
(Larger Parrotts covered under Heavy Guns heading)
The Parrott Patent (and an alternative interpretation)
Comparison of Federal and Confederate Parrotts – the bands
Type 1: “True” James Rifles, 3.80-inch or 14-pdr, bronze, cast to the Model 1841 Field Gun pattern, produced by at least four foundries.
Type 2: “True” James Rifles, 3.80-inch or 14-pdr, bronze, cast to the Model 1861 Ordnance Department form.
Type 3: “True” James Rifles, 3.80-inch or 14-pdr, iron/steel, cast generally like the Model 1861.
Type 4: TBD.
Other similar types: Rifled 6-pdr Field Guns and similar types which, incorrectly or not, have been grouped with the James Rifles.
Austrian 3.75-inch Bronze Rifles (Sold to, but likely not used by, the Confederates)