Heavy Parrott Rifles

30-pdr (4.2-inch) Parrott Siege Rifles

6.4 inch (100 pdr) Parrott Rifles

  • Part 1 (General notes and construction)
  • Part 2 (Functional and operational notes)
  • Part 3 (Service and operational use)

8-inch (200-pdr or 150-pdr) Parrott Rifles:

10-in (300-pdr) Parrott Rifles:

  • Part 1 (General notes, construction, ammunition)

Articles in progress, not published:

– Use of 10-inch and 8-inch rifles at Charleston, SC.

– The “Parrot” system detailing construction techniques.

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4 thoughts on “Heavy Parrott Rifles

  1. Greetings:
    You’ve got a wonderfully informative Website.
    Thought you might be interested to know that 30-pounder Parrott rifle #116, cast in 1862, is now located in the Denison Cemetery in Mystic, CT, mounted in a concrete “carriage and aimed south.

  2. I love your site! So much great info! I Would love to see the second part of your large Parrott Rifle series! (part 2 post -not finished)… I am especially interested in how 10″ Parrott’s were used in the siege Charleston… Did they move them from Strong to Wagner or Gregg (Pemberton) once Morris Island was abandoned by the Confederacy? Were 10″ Parrotts used on the bombardment of Fort Moultrie as well as Sumter? How often were they used?

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