Counterfeit Parrotts: Confederate 10-pdr Production (Part 2)

I left yesterday’s post noting some Tredegar 10-pdr Parrots with significant external form variations and different rifling patterns.  We’ve been working up to an example of that type, which is the fourth gun in line when walking to the Henry House from the visitor center at Manassas. And I would add, for those who payContinue reading “Counterfeit Parrotts: Confederate 10-pdr Production (Part 2)”

Counterfeit Parrotts: Confederate 10-pdr Production (Part 1)

Having worked in the discussion of Confederate 10-pdr Parrott rifles (2.9-inch or 3-inch bore size) now by comparing the guns on Henry Hill at Manassas, I’ll share my notes about production of the weapons.  The Confederate Parrotts were not, as indicated with the breech band construction, exacting copies of West Point (Federal) Parrotts.  Nor wasContinue reading “Counterfeit Parrotts: Confederate 10-pdr Production (Part 1)”

Battle of the Bands: West Point and Tredegar Parrotts

I mentioned the collection of Parrott rifles on Henry Hill, and that the varied lot affords visitors a “side-by-side” comparison of four major types of the 10-pdr Parrott guns.  Allow me to demonstrate such comparison by examining the breech bands on a West Point Parrott and two Tredegar guns. Walking from the visitor center, theContinue reading “Battle of the Bands: West Point and Tredegar Parrotts”