Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading military rifle - Peabody-Martini

Centrefire breech-loading military rifle - Peabody-Martini

Date

1875

Object Number

XII.2390

Provenance

Presented by the Providence Tool Co via O.F. Winchester

Physical Description

A standard manufacture Peabody with round barrel, flat blued receiver with Martini type loading gate and unlatching lever. The triggerguard is also blued. Stock and forened are walnut and there are front and butt sling swivels

Dimensions

OverallLength1251mm
BarrelLength845mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 340615

Calibre

.577/.450 in

Inscriptions and Marks

PEABODY MARTINI with Turkish script marlings on receiver and barrel

Associations

Places Turkey

Notes

This rifle forms part of a contract for 200,000 Martini rifles received by the Providence Tool Co via O.F. Winchester in August 1872. Many were subsequently converted to 7.65 mm Turkish Mauser cartridge by sleeving the barrel