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Parrott Rifle

A 20-pdr. Parrott Rifle in the field.

Library of Congress Photograph

Designed by Robert Parrott of the West Point Foundry (NY), the Parrott Rifle was deployed by both the US Army and US Navy. Parrott rifles were produced in 10- and 20-pounder models for use on the battlefield and as large as 200-pounders for use in fortifications. Parrotts are easily identified by the reinforcing band around the breech of the gun.

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