Guns Of History - Parrot Rifle 10-Pounder Model, 1:16 Scale

Item #: 88314
List Price $89.99
Our Price $84.95
List Price $89.99
Our Price $84.95

Guns Of History - Parrot Rifle 10-Pounder Model, 1:16 Scale

by Guns Of History Wood & Metal Kit


Cast iron artillery was very accurate, but it was brittle and prone to fracture. Captain Robert P. Parrott, superintendent of the West Point Foundry, created a stronger piece by reinforcing the cast iron with a band of wrought iron around the breech. The iron band was welded into one piece and forced onto the breach while it was red hot. Cold water was then poured down the muzzle, allowing the band to shrink and attach uniformly.

Captain Parrott made the first of these rifles that carry his name in 1860 and patented it in 1861. The piece was extremely versatile, firing both fused and point impacting explosive rounds, along with shot (solid ball) and grape (large charge of small balls). With an effective range of over 2,000 yards, the Parrott Rifle became one of the favorite pieces of both the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.

Guns Of History Kit No. MS4008

Model length 8" / width 4-1/2" / height 3-1/3" / Scale 1:16

Difficulty Level: Entry Level

  • Historically accurate and perfectly scaled

  • Cleanly cast Britannia metal components

  • Authentically detailed cannon barrel

  • Realistic spoked wooden wheels

  • Clearly written illustrated instructions

  • Easy to build assembly & painting time 5-10 hours

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Customer Reviews of This Item Average: 41Guns Of History - Parrot Rifle 10-Pounder Model, 1:16 Scale

A solid all metal model, fun to build, could use more pictures in the instructions

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Just finished this model. It was fun to build. The instructions are short and could use more pictures (but it is easy to use google to search for pictures to get more detail when needed). Also it is all metal. I would have preferred a mix of wood and metal but it is solid and heavy. Will outlast any of my plastic or balsa models.