For sale is this very original Peabody breech loading rifle in original .43 Spanish cal. These rifles are reknowned for excellence of fit and finish and as to be expected this one retains an excellent bore. The receiver retains app. 75% original case and the barrel app. 50% blue. The action functions perfect and easily ejects an empty shell. It is all complete and as issued. The story is that the vast majority of these rifles were bought by France during the Franco- Prussian war and after they were captured by the Germans they were reproofed . You will enjoy the quality of this weapon and will be a great display item. Bayonets are readily available.