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 Posted: Thu Dec 13th, 2007 07:31 pm
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Albert Sailhorst
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The website http://www.antebellumcovers.com/ reports the following LeMat revolver for $18,900. I agree with Ole....find one for two grand, ya better get it!:

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Confederate Nine Shot/Grape Shot LeMat Revolver  Pic1   Pic2   Pic3   Pic4   Pic5   Pic6  

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A Transitional Model of the famous LeMat revolver in very strong condition and quality with a very desirable early All Matching Serial Numbers #915,  barrel marked “Col. LeMat BTE sgdg Paris”.  The two piece walnut checkered handles are crisp with very minimal wear. The gun’s metal surface shows nice original even brown patina. Some original blue remains in less exposed areas.  The LeMat “grapeshot” revolver was a highly prized sidearm among Confederate officers.  There were less than 3,000 made for the Confederacy.  It is a very high quality firearm and delivers an unprecedented amount of firepower.  Has 9, .42 caliber charges rotating around one 20 gauge shotgun barrel.  The hammer could be converted from striking the revolving pistol caps to striking the central shotgun cap with the flick of a thumb. 
This revolver came into the Confederacy through the second delivery of 500 guns to Richmond between January – July 1863. The famous Confederate Navy Captain John N. Maffitt of the CSS Florida carried LeMat revolver #946, 31 units after this offered LeMat.   A true war time LeMat of excellent overall condition for any Civil War collection.  

Revolver comes formerly from the collection of noted collector Lewis Leigh of Leesburg, VA.

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