EXCELLENT PLUS, NEAR FACTORY NEW PEABODY CARBINE

$3,500.00

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Item Code: 172-5742

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This carbine is near factory new. It has vivid, fiery case color on the frame, hammer, and lock, with full blue to the barrel, crisp markings, and sharp edges and great color to the wood. These carbines are single-shot breechloaders, with the triggerguard lowering the breechblock in a design patented in 1862. This one is chambered for the .50 caliber rimfire cartridge rather than the .433, .45, and 45.-70 that constituted the bulk of the 112,000 ultimately made and mostly sold to foreign governments from 1866 to 1871. The carbine had tested favorably in the 1864 trials, but the US government lost interest in them with the end of the war. Some in .50 caliber made their way to France for the Franco-Prussian War and some 350 were purchased by South Carolina in 1877. This has a crisp “U.S.” stamp on the upper left butt flat and a “W.C.” inspector’s cartouche at the left wrist.

The metal is excellent with good surface and color. The 20-inch barrel retains about 100 percent blue and is retained by its single barrel band. Both sights are in place. The receiver, hammer, and lockplate have vivid mottled case colors on the right, a little softer on the left with sharp maker’s stamp, “PEABODY’S PAT / JULY 22, 1862 / MANUF’D BY / PROVIDENCE TOOL CO / PROV  R. I.” The sling ring is in place. The screw heads show thin blue. Only one shows any sign of turning to the slot.

The wood has excellent color and sharp edges. The right rear of the forestock shows some small chips at the edge of the receiver. The right butt flat has one small ding at top and the left butt flat shows just two or three minor dings. The buttplate, like the rest of the metal, shows case color and luminous blue to the screw head.

This is a beautiful carbine that will stand out in any collection. [sr] [ph:L]

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