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U.S. Peabody rifle, Providence Tool Co. circa 1866-71
NVSN; .45-70 caliber, tilting breech, walnut stock, marked "PEABODY'S PAT, JULY 22, 1862, MAN'F'D BY PROVIDENCE TOOL CO., PROV. R.I." on left side of breech, "E" on breech block, in front of trigger guard, "B" on hammer, "S" on tail of lockplate, rectangular cartouche with "DWB" on left stock just behind receiver.
overall L52" barrel L32 1/4"

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #999999990007). Brass plaque with State of Texas Inventory #724-16629 screwed into stock just ahead of buttplate tang.

Literature: Flayderman, Norm. FLAYDERMAN'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS AND THEIR VALUES. 9th ed. Gun Digest Books, 2007. pp.630-31, #9B-082.

  • Bore and action good, retains 95% of finish with traces of case color.

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December 4, 2009 2:00 PM EST
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