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Lot 131: First Model Le Mat Percussion "Grape Shot" Revolver

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Extremely Desirable First Model Le Mat Percussion "Grape Shot" Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Extremely Desirable First Model Le Mat Percussion "Grape Shot" Revolver

Manufacturer: Le Mat
Model: Percussion
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 42 cal/ 16 ga
Barrel: 7 inch part octagon/5 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OG - POOR- major or minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm in its present state.

Description:

Manufactured c. 1856-1865, with a total production of lass than 2,900. The loading lever is absent but its mounting hardware is on the right as typical of the First Models which were serial numbered 1-450 and manufactured in Belgium.

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