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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by dusty14u, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. dusty14u

    dusty14u Member

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    Just picked up this neat little black powder rifle. :neener:

    Actually my shop took it in to mill the trunnions so it can be mounted on its carriage.

    Model: 2.9-in (10-lb) Army Parrott

    Length : 73 in

    Weight : 1,799 lb (816 kg)

    Munition : 10 lb (4.5 kg) shell

    Charge size : 1 lb (0.45 kg)

    Maximum range at elevation : 5,000 yd (4,600 m) at 20 degrees

    Flight time : 21 secs

    Crew size : 6

    I don't know what kind of scope you would mount on this? Any recommendations?

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    Solidworks Model
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  2. napp

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    You're gonna need a bigger dishpan when you clean that with soap and water. :rolleyes:

    Here's a scope for ya.

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  3. Bluehawk

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    I love the Parrott rifles...is this one actually rifled?
     
  4. dusty14u

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    I was hoping it was a working model but a quick check showed me it wasn't. I will have to inspect it closer but I don't think it has the wrought iron band on it either. I think it was cast as one unit.

    During the 70's I was involved with Revolutionary re-enactments with the 2nd SC Reg and we had quite a bit of artillery. It was alot of fun to fire them.

    I don't know if the Parrott is goin to an exhibit but I will try to find out more info on it. The Union Army stuck with the 2.9's predominantly and they had some pretty big ones too. The Parrott revolutionized artillery when it came out.
     
  5. Bluehawk

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    Why wouldn't it be a working model if cast? I have a Kings Howitzer thats cast and it's a "working" model...2.25 bore...have never fired it because I dont have a carriage for it yet.
     
  6. Jaymo

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    I like the Parrott but I'd much rather have a Brooke. Stronger, more powerful, and longer range.
     
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    I've always wanted one of the pack mule portable Mountain Howitzers.
     
  8. Bluehawk

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    You can have mine for the low introductory price of $2,000...all ya have to do is drill the ignition hole and build a carriage for it...normal price is $3,000!!!! :what:
     
  9. snake284

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    Hey dusty, fancy meeting you in a place like this. I just registered here. Anyway was interested on what you were doing with the Parrot Rifle.
    Take care,
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  10. dusty14u

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    Bluehawk- I copied this from elsewhere. If this was a total casting it would lack the strength to withstand the pressures.

    Parrotts were manufactured with a combination of cast and wrought iron. The cast iron made for an accurate gun, but was brittle enough to suffer fractures. Hence, a large wrought iron reinforcing band was overlaid on the breech to give it additional strength.[2] There were prior cannons designed this way, but the method of securing this band was the innovation that allowed the Parrott to overcome the deficiencies of these earlier models. It was applied to the gun red-hot and then the gun was turned while pouring water down the muzzle, allowing the band to attach uniformly.[2] By the end of the Civil War, both sides were using this type of gun extensively.

    Just turning the trunnions on it. What amazes me is the range of this thing. ( a working model). 5000yds =2.8 miles. That would give you some distance to reach out and touch something.
     
  11. BHP FAN

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    saw a thread where a fellow used cannister for deer hunting.
     
  12. RaiderANV

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    Given your location Dusty,,,,,,is that one of the West brothers barrels?

    We shoot artillery in live fire competitions in the North-South Skirmish assoc. Our main range is in Winchester, Virginny but there are competitions held all over. Our main web site is www.n-ssa.org

    Our message board is http://n-ssa.org/phpBB3/

    Here's a Youtube vid from one of our National matches.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFAGCTDB7EY

    There are dozens of N-SSA videos on Youtube for all the different types of competitions in the N-SSA from Musket, carbine, pistol to cannon and everything else in between.

    The West brothers are apart of the N-SSA and make some of the finest cannon barrels available!
     
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