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    VERY NICE SECOND MODEL LEMAT .42/63 CALIBER TEN SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Serial #1573 matching. In the early stages of the development manufacture and marketing of this ingenious sidearm LeMat worked closely with P. G. T. Beauregard, subsequently one of the south's outstanding generals. The devastating firepower provided by the 9 shot cylinder and 16 gauge shotgun barrel made it a favorite of Confederate officers and a considerable portion of the production of 2500 1st and 2d model revolvers found their way through the blockade and on to the battlefield. This is a classic example of a mid-range 2d model revolver that is correct and original in every respect. Marked on the top of the barrel "Col. LeMat Bte. S. G. D. G. Paris" in a scroll edged panel. Checkered 2 piece grips, integrally cast lanyard loop. This example made with loading lever catch. A very nice classic 2d model LeMat that doubtless saw Confederate service.

    Condition: All metal with smooth gray patina, just a couple of very tiny patches of light pitting and a few tool marks on the shotgun barrel and at the base of the barrel housing. Very good bores, mechanically perfect. Grips with smooth right age color, no cracks or chips.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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