Peabody martini creedmoor mid range rifle

Jan 27, 2019. 19:17 UTC
PEABODY MARTINI CREEDMOOR MID RANGE RIFLE
DJORDJE
United States of America

Category
Antique rifles

Acquired from
Other

For sale
No
Description

ON ONE SIDE IS ENGRAVING "PEABODY & MARTINI PATENTS" ON THE OTHER SIDE IS "CREEDMOOR MID RANGE" SIMILAR TO TURKISH PEABODY RIFLE, EXCEPT THERE IS NO PROVIDENCE TOOL COMPANY SIGNATURE AND MARK IT LOOKS LIKE THAT THIS WAS PROTOTYPE BUILD FOR TESTING AND LATER PRODUCING TURKISH RIFLE WHICH IS ALSO PRODUCED LESS THAN 1,000 PIECES SERIAL NUMBER IS 376

Provenance

FROM GUN COLLECTOR WHO DECIDED TO SELL HIS GUNS

Answered within 2 days
Jan 29, 19:05 UTC
By Matthew Chilton

Fair Market Value

$100 - $400 USD

Insurance Value

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Peabody-Martini Mid-Range Creedmoor Single Shot Target Rifle Cal. 44-100
Serial Number: 376
Description: Manufactured circa 1875 to the 1880s. This Martini Creedmoor Target Rifle was manufactured by the Providence Tool Company of Providence, Rhode Island. Several variations of this rifle were manufactured and it is estimated that less than a thousand of all types of sporting models were produced. The receiver is lightly engraved in gothic script, with "Creedmoor/Mid Range" on the left side and "Peabody & Martini Patents" on the right side.
Finish: Blued steel.
Condition: Poor. Barrel was been cut/shortened. Butt stock and forearm have been removed. Rifle has been remade into a pistol. The markings are clear. Working condition of the firearm is unknown.
Extra Notes: The BATFE has made it very clear that once a receiver is built into a rifle, whether by a factory or by you, it is always a rifle and converting it to a pistol is illegal. I would advise caution selling this firearm in the future.

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