1867 SWISS Antique PROVIDENCE TOOL CO PEABODY Infantry RIFLE 10.4 Rimfire
Original Condition Breechloader from Rhode Island
Here we present an antique Swiss Contract Peabody Rifle, made by the Providence Tool Company in Providence, Rhode Island circa 1867. Henry Peabody developed this sturdy, single-shot, breechloading rifle during the American Civil War and it compared very favorably against the competition. It might have been adopted by the U.S. military had the conflict not ended when it did. Instead, the federal government decided to adopt the Allin Trapdoor Conversion of the ubiquitous Model 1861 Muskets that were in surplus after the war. Several states, such as Massachusetts and Connecticut, purchased these rifles for their militias.
This rifle is chambered in the original 10.4 Swiss cartridge. It features a very neat rear sight that is capable of fine elevation adjustments. This specimen is marked with “PEABODY PAT./JULY 22 1862” on the left side of the lock and “MAN’F’D BY / PROVIDENCE TOOL CO. / PROV. R.I.” on the right side of the lock. Single letter inspection marks are found throughout.
The overall condition is near fine. The action is strong. Bright bore. The stock is solid throughout. A great example of a Swiss Peabody!
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Barrel is 33 inches.
Caliber: 10.4 Swiss
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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