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.

Tredegar Parrott Rifle 2.9 (10-pounder)

  • Origin:            The Tredegar Foundry Collection C.S.A.
    Bore:              3 inch
    Length:          78"
    Weight:          1100 lbs
    Carriage:        No. 1 Field Carriage, No. 1 Field Carriage cast in                                        Aluminum, No. 1 Field Carriage cast in Ductile Iron
    Cast:              Gray Iron with steel rifle liner, Gray Iron with steel smooth                            bore liner