This is another of the some 9,000 Turkish Peabody-Martinis
which were purchased by the Japanese. More details are given on the
accompanying page which is linked on the main Turkish Peabody-Martini page
as: M1874 Turkish
Peabody-Martini (Capture/Japanese Purchase)
Please see that page for additional information.
This particular rifle is one of the later model
"Type B" Turkish Peabody-Martinis and I've included some of the features
of the Type B to aid in distinguishing the Types.
Right side of knoxform, just ahead of the receiver.
Kanji translates as: "Meiji 15th Year (1882) Gun - 1st Receipt."
Compare this kanji (Japanese charecters) to that appearing on the other JapaneseTurkish Peabody-Martini in this section.
(Thank yous yet one more time to Chip Goddard for his guidance regarding the translation relating to this rifle.)
Above: original Turkish Peabody rear sight marked in Turkish units
Below: Japanese sight with Arabic style numerals overstriking the
original Turkish markings.
Page built January 7, 2001