The Parrott rifle was a rifled Civil War cannon that fired an elongated shell, which was made specifically for this type of gun.

A man named Captain Robert Parker Parrott designed this gun.

This gun was longer than the Napoleon and was distinguishable by a thick band of iron, which was wrapped around the breech of the gun.

The Parrott had a 3-inch bore, which became standard military issue in the Union army after 1863.

Prior to this the Parrott had a 2.9-inch bore.

The gun also came in 20 and 32 pounder sizes.

10 Pounder Parrott Rifle10 Pounder Parrott Rifle

 

 

 

 

 

The Confederates copied this gun as they did with many other weapons throughout the war.

The Parrott gun or a version of it could often be found in Confederate artillery batteries.