Excellent Confederate 2nd Model LeMat Revolver

Our Price: $17,500

Excellent Confederate 2nd Model LeMat Revolver. 

Serial number 1658. This is an excellent original example of the standard production Confederate contracted LeMat grape-shot revolver retaining strong traces of original finish. Standard production Paris guns, often called 2nd Models, feature some improvements made by LeMat that worked the best after service in the field by Confederates in the field reporting problems in the early Civil War years. This gun still retains the reciprocating pin system for turning cylinder which would eventually be changed to the cog & ratchet system. The revolver has the distinctive LeMat 9-shot cylinder, 42 caliber rifled barrel with smooth bore ‘grape-shot’ 18 guage barrel for firing buckshot. Top barrel flat is engraved “Col. LeMat Bte s.g.d.g. Paris” which is the typical address on standard production revolvers.

LeMat revolvers were prized by their Confederate owners (and Yankee capturers too). Many notable Confederate Generals and Officers were known to have carried these unique weapons. Almost certainly the most popular side-arm of the Civil War then and now.

This is very fine example, all matching with fine aesthetics and strong traces of finish in just about every protected area. Balance of surface is mottled plum/gray with some staining, scratches and other minor cosmetic blemishes. Revolver is 100% original, authentic and matching. Serial number 1658 was found on barrel, shotgun barrel, loading arm & loading arm screw, plunger, cleaning rod, cylinder, frame, trigger, frame pin, each grip and grip screw. Mechanics are fine, bright well discerned shotgun and rifled bores.

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