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Confederate LeMat "Grapeshot" Revolver

Confederate LeMat "Grapeshot" Revolver

15,900.00

   CONFEDERATE LEMAT “GRAPESHOT” REVOLVER

 

 

SN 1401Cal. 42/18. . Numerous texts talk of the Lemat revolvers. Confederate Handguns by William Albaugh and Ed Simmons denote their largest chapter on this particular manufacturer. Other texts have emerged over the years with the most definitive being written by Doug Adams. Even in the 1997 prize winning and top selling novel Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, the hero, Inman, carries a pair of LeMat revolvers. LeMat revolvers were, indeed, prized by Confederate soldiers as they were 9-shot pistol with 18 gauge shotgun barrel in addition. Well marked. Bbl address is crisp as are SNs that are found on all major components. Checkered stock is very good. Loading assembly, which is so often missing due to the tendency of soldiers to deliberately break it off, is present but is probably a professional replacement. There is some surface pitting on the barrel. Grip screw and loading assembly screw are replacements.

Wiley Sword in his text Firepower From Abroad notes that only the first 1450 LeMats made it to the Confederacy in time for the Gettysburg Campaign. This would have been one of the last shipments to make it through blockade for the major 1863 and 1864 Campaigns of the Civil War. LeMat revolvers were prized by their Confederate owners (and Yankee capturers too). Many notable Confederate Generals and Officers were known to have carried these unique weapons. Almost certainly the most popular side-arm of the Civil War then and now.

The action functions in all positions

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