Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 152: Providence Tool Co. Peabody Single Shot Military Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Very Fine Providence Tool Co. Peabody Single Shot Military Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Very Fine Providence Tool Co. Peabody Single Shot Military Rifle

Manufacturer: Providence Tool Company
Model: Peabody
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 33 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2128
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 147
Class: Antique
Description:

Produced by the Providence Tool Company circa 1866 - 1871. Originally developed during the Civil War, many of these rifles were exported for foreign military use, and this rifle has the "WC" cartouche on the stock used on the exported rifles and carbines. It also features blade front and folding ladder rear sights, German "crown/V" on-hand proofs on top of the barrel and frame at the breech, small inspection marks, and "PEABODY'S PAT./JULY 22, 1862/MAN'F'D BY/PROVIDENCE TOOL CO./PROV. R.I." on the left side of the frame.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 85% original blue and 90% vivid casehardened finish and minor wear such as light scratches and marks. The refinished wood is also very fine and has some small dents and scratches, some minor flakes at the tail of the lock, and light overall wear. Mechanically excellent.



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