DIAMETER: 2.87 inches
GUN: 10-pounder Parrott rifle, 2.9-inch caliber
LENGTH: 9 inches
WEIGHT: 10 pounds
SABOT: Wrought iron ring
FUZING: Wooden fuze plug, paper time fuze

10-pounder Read-Parrott Shell
This is an example of the combination of Read's wrought iron sabot and Parrott's body design. This projectile was intended to be fired from the 10-pounder (2.9-inch caliber) Parrott rifle. Confederate projectiles with this body style should be properly referred to as Read-Parrott's. Stamped on opposite sides of the projectile's body are the letters "AR". This is possibly the manufacturing stamp of A.J. Rahm, who was proprietor of Eagle Machine Works, located in Richmond, Virginia. His company manufactured artillery, artillery carriages, ammunition and tools, and outfitted gunboats during the period between 1862 and 1864. Several Read-Parrott specimens with the "AR" stamp have been recovered from sites in Virginia and South Carolina.