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Lot 2208: Second Model Paris Addressed LeMat Grapeshot Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: February 4, 2021

Scarce Second Model Paris Addressed LeMat "Grapeshot" Percussion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $11,000 - $17,000

Scarce Second Model Paris Addressed LeMat "Grapeshot" Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Le Mat
Model: 2nd
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 42/20
Barrel: 6 3/4 inch octagon and round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 105
Class: Antique

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.


Manufactured in Paris, France, circa 1864. All of the visible serial numbers match. The LeMat revolver was developed by Dr. Jean LeMat of New Orleans, Louisiana, and patented in 1856. A substantial but unknown number of LeMat revolvers were purchased by the Confederate government during the Civil War. Many senior Confederate officers carried LeMat revolvers, and they are closely associated with General J.E.B. Stuart who carried a LeMat revolver when he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in 1864.

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