Description Peabody Side Hammer often referred to as the model 1870 falling block rifle chambered in 45-70 This Martini type action rifle features a 33″ barrel with fixed front bead and rear v-notch tangent sight. The left side of the receiver is marked “PEABODY’S PAT.” / JULY 22, 1862″ / MAN’F’D BY / PROVIDENCE TOOL CO.” / PROV. R.I.”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “S” in front, “H” on the lever and “H” on the lower rear tang. There is a “S” marked in the saddle ring insert, this being a rifle there is no attached ring. There is a sling swivel insert in the butt stock marked “8” with a matching “8” just rear in the stock. This comes with a bayonet as shown. Antique, Ships direct to buyers home
Condition: Overall Fine with scattered dings and marks from use. The bore is bright with strong rifling. There is an arc section of the stock 8″ to 10″ from the front band on the right that is worn about 1/8″. The bayonet shows even surface corrosion throughout.
Barrel Length: 33″
Model: 1870 Side Hammer