DIAMETER: 3.63 inches
|This style of Parrott projectile is commonly referred to as a Parrott chilled-nose bolt. An explanation of the manufacturing process for this projectile's nose can be found in the chilled-iron definition in our glossary. This projectile was designed primarily for destroying fortifications and not used as an anti-personnel projectile. It is also found in a 10-pounder (2.9-inch caliber) size. Note the expanded brass sabot on this fired example which shows the impressions of the five lands and grooves from the 20-pounder (3.67-inch caliber) Parrott rifle.