Muzzle Loading Cannon Listings

 

This 6.4in (100-pdr) Parrott Rifle served on the USS Tallapoosa and is at the State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Muzzle loading cannon come as either smooth-bore or rifled. We choose to list the smooth-bore cannon by the weight (in pounds) of their solid shot. Rifled cannon are listed by their bore diameter. Those rifles made during the transition period, especially Parrotts, have included their equivalent shot weight. We do this to help identify the gun.

Many U.S. muzzle-loaded cannon were converted to breech-loading during the later part of the 1800's. We list these converted cannon as muzzl-loaders. Those U.S. breech-loaders that were produced as experimental during the Civil War era are also listed under muzzle-loading cannon.

This section includes black-powder mortars.

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