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Peabody Carbine, Made by Providence Tool Company, UNUSED CONDITION
Rhode Island, Impressed with “WC”, Factory Inspector’s Mark
Date/Period: 1866-1871


Peabody Carbine, Made by Providence Tool Company, UNUSED CONDITION Rhode Island, Impressed with “WC”, Factory Inspector’s Mark, right facing

Measurement: 20-inch barrel, .50-caliber rimfire

Material: Walnut stock

Condition: Fine, receiver and lockplate retain all casehardened color; barrel retains
99% blue, action is tight and smooth

Additional Information: This is a carbine with single barrel band fastening forend; front
site doubles as bayonet lug. Trigger guard serves as breech lever…lowering block for
top loading. Standard markings on receiver: PEABODY’S PATENT JULY 22, 1862 /
MAN’F’D BY PROVIDENCE TOOL CO. PROV. R.I. The impressed “WC” inspector’s
mark is unknown and considered to be a factory inspector. The mark is found on the
many contract carbines and rifles made for domestic and export contracts.

$6,500.00

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Peabody Carbine, Made by Providence Tool Company, UNUSED CONDITION Rhode Island, Impressed with “WC”, Factory Inspector’s Mark, left facing

Peabody Carbine, Made by Providence Tool Company, UNUSED CONDITION Rhode Island, Impressed with “WC”, Factory Inspector’s Mark, address

Peabody Carbine, Made by Providence Tool Company, UNUSED CONDITION Rhode Island, Impressed with “WC”, Factory Inspector’s Mark, inspection mark

Peabody Carbine, Made by Providence Tool Company, UNUSED CONDITION Rhode Island, Impressed with “WC”, Factory Inspector’s Mark, detail view 1

Peabody Carbine, Made by Providence Tool Company, UNUSED CONDITION Rhode Island, Impressed with “WC”, Factory Inspector’s Mark, detail view 2


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