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4204
$22,425.00

MAGNIFICENT EXHIBITION ULRICH ENGRAVED GOLD AND SILVER PEABODY MARTINI RIFLE, SERIAL NUMBER 5.

SN 5. Cal. 45. No doubt this is the most elaborate Peabody Martini ever made. This gun is pictured on the cover of September 1991 Gun Report, along with its matching, engraved angular bayonet. This gun was thought to have been made for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876. Gun is elaborately engraved in fine scrolls on nosecap, bbl bands, bbl, frame, buttplate, trigger bow and lever. Right side has a central vignette and circular garter of a gold and silver American eagle standing atop a patriotic Columbia shield with arrows and olive branches in talons. Gun is signed by engraver on front side of frame “C.F. ULRICH” in small rectangular cartouche. Gun is mounted with beautiful figured walnut with fine checkering. Frame, bbl bands, sling swivels and nosecap are gold plated. Bbl, lever and buttplate are silver plated. Of the approximate 3/4 of a million rifles and carbines made and used world wide, no doubt this was Providence Tool Company’s show piece. PROVENANCE: Pictured on cover of “Gun Report”, Vol. 37, No. 4, 1991; Jim Supica, Jr., 1992. CONDITION: Extremely fine, complete, orig and matching throughout. Frame retains 90%+ orig bright gold plate. Other plated components retain much of their orig plate with hand worn patina, well fit stocks retaining most of their orig varnish with some cosmetic defects that do not detract from overall aesthetics of this beautiful rifle. 50677-1 JS (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4204

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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