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    1st Model LeMat Revolver .42 caliber, nine shot cylinder with 16 ga. smoothbore barrel, serial number 349. Only about 1,000 First Model Revolvers were produced with another 2,000 Second Model Revolvers making the First Model the scarcer of the two types. The half octagonal 7 inch barrel is marked on the top "COL. LEMAT'S PATENT" with serial numbers on the right flat by the cylinder (with what appears to be a stylized script LM) and on the bottom just forward of the shot barrel. Serial numbers also appear on the right side of the frame above the trigger guard, on the cylinder and on the left side of the loading lever. Interestingly, the smoothbore barrel bears the stamping, "J" on the left side towards the muzzle. The grips are of checkered walnut showing some wear with much original varnish. Overall, the pistol is mechanically fine with light rust evident in the bores and cylinders. The metal exhibits a nice plum gray patina with generous amounts of bluing visible on the loading lever and smoothbore barrel.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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