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Auction Date: February 20, 2015

Lot 3241: Le Mat - 2nd

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Desirable Civil War Era Second Model LeMat Percussion Revolver
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $10,000
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Serial #Le Mat  - 2nd ManufacturerLe Mat Model2nd
TypeRevolver Gauge44/16 Ga Catalog Page184
Barrel6 3/4 Inch Octagon FinishBrown GripCheckered Walnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingOB PRF
Rating DefinitionOB - EXCELLENT: all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.
DescriptionThe revolver has the distinctive LeMat nine-shot cylinder barrel with attached smoothbore "grape-shot" barrel for firing buckshot, full octagon revolver barrel with loading lever on the left side, two position hammer and fixed lanyard ring in the butt. The top barrel flat is marked "Systeme Le Mat Bte s.g.d.g. Paris" flanked by a light engraving. The right side of the barrel is stamped with the LeMat trademark: a five-pointed star above the letters "LM". The complete serial number is marked on the right side rear barrel flat, right side of the frame below the cylinder and on the cylinder. Strictly of foreign manufacture, the LeMat is known to be a favorite personal handgun of a few high ranking Confederate officers, Jeb Stuart to name one. The unusual design, mechanical features and the fact that it was invented by a Southerner make this a desirable addition to any C.S.A. collection.

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