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A00884 - Chilled Nose 20-lber Parrott Bolt

Item Number: A00884

Item Title: Chilled Nose 20-lber Parrott Bolt

Price: $250

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Parrott

Size: 20 Pounder (3.67 Inch Caliber)

Sabot: Brass Ring

Fuse: N/A

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 230
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 66 A-94

Location Recovered: Port Hudson, LA

Description:An excellent rarity 5 shell for the money. This is the Parrott bolt whose profile is referred to as a bottle nose bolt due to the similar shape to a typical bottle or a chilled nose bolt due to the hardening process applied to the nose to give it more breaking power on the target.

This bolt comes from the great siege of Port Hudson. It shows some of the typical ground action from down there but all in all shows nicely; better than the images represent. The sabot has some of the deepest rifling marks you'll find on one. It had to be a brand new gun with no wear on the bore.

Shell is cleaned and coated.

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