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Tredegar Parrott Rifle – 2.9 (10-pounder)

Tredegar produced the first two pieces substantially in accord with a drawing made to copy the West Point Foundry’s U.S. Parrott. An obvious deviation from the U.S. model, which is almost a Tredegar hallmark for 2.9 and 4.2-inch Parrott rifles (but not for those of 3.67-inch bore), is the bevel on the fore end of the reinforcing band. It’s purpose was to provide clearance with the carriage checks for greater elevation of the piece. Of eight known survivors, six have this bevel. Tredegar records show production of eighty 2.9-inch Confederate Parrott Rifles.

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