PROVIDENCE TOOL CO., USA
A .41 RIMFIRE SINGLE-SHOT SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1862 PEABODY'S PATENT', no visible serial number,
circa 1866 (possibly converted to 10.4 Vetterli), with 33in. blued barrel, block and blade fore-sight, elevating tangent rear-sight, the action marked 'PEABODY'S PAT., JULY. 22. 1862, MAN'F'D BY PROVIDENCE TOOL CO. PROV. R.I.' on the left side, plain back-action lock, walnut three-quarter stock, iron mounts including two sprung barrel-bands, iron sling mounts, iron under-barrel cleaning rod, much original finish remaining, overall length 51 1/2in., weight approximately 8 3/4lbs.
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament