PATCHBOXES- While the patchbox was originally a handy receptacle in a rifle stock to carry a supply of greased patches, as time went on – other things including percussion caps and gun tools, eventually found their way into a patchbox.
A pair of pin-fire pistols made for Napoleon III: Provenance: Collection Prince Napoleon, sold by Chateau de Prangin, 3rd November 1950, lot 820, the rifle was in the same sale, lot 821. Mid 19th century..........
Peabody Martini Exhibition Engraved in gold and silver with bayonet. By Providence Tool Company R.I., USA.Rifle was made for the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876, and the rifle falls in the category of the finest Ulrich-engraved Peabody rifle known.
Gun Test: Classic Civil War Rifles & Revolvers - Guns of the Old West
Cased Set of a Flintlock Rifle, a Pair of Pistols, and Accessories in the Empire Style, Gunsmith: Nicolas Noël Boutet (French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833), ca. 1800, Versailles, French, Medium: Steel, walnut, silver, gold, horn, mahogany, velvet, Dimensions: Length of rifle, 43 1/2 in. (110.49 cm); Case dimensions, 46 7/16 x 15 15/16 x 2 3/16 in. (118 x 40.5 x 5.5 cm)