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LeMat First Model Revolver
« on: November 10, 2012, 11:52:53 PM »

LeMat First Model Revolver
"LeMAT. SN 663. Cal. 10.6 mm/16 ga. Usual configuration with 6-3/4" oct bbl, dovetail brass front sight, engraved on top flat "COL.

LeMat Bte sgdg Paris". It has rammer mounted to left side as with 2nd models. It has usual 9-shot cylinder. Smoothbore bbl is about 6-

5/8" threaded on the head for bbl boss attached to oct bbl. It has spring loaded bayonet, latch with spur trigger guard, 2-pc checkered

walnut grips & a swiveling stud & lanyard ring in butt. Hammer nose is articulated with a rounded short stud from each side. These

grapeshot revolvers were a favorite of the Confederate Cavalry and saw extensive use throughout Civil War. CONDITION: Good to very good,

all matching including grips.  Overall retains a smooth medium brown patina with some very fine pitting at muzzle end of bbl & on

cylinder.  Bbl slip ring, at cylinder end, shows welding repairs with some alteration on rammer pivot, which may be an old replacement. 

Oct bbl also shows some artificial aging.  Grips are sound showing heavy wear.  Mechanics are fine, strong dark rifle bore, lightly

pitting smoothbore

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Re: LeMat First Model Revolver
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 08:06:57 PM »

While listed in the description as a First Model LeMat revolver, this is actually a Transitional LeMat revolver. The spur trigger guard, and swivel lanyard ring were both features carried over from the First Model, and were likely utilized because they were “parts on hand.” The First Model LeMat revolver’s loading lever assembly was mounted on the right side of the barrel. Those revolvers above approximately serial number 450 began the transition to the Second Model LeMat revolver with the loading lever assembly then mounted on the left side of the barrel.
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