Le Mat revolver, Civil War USA

Guns » Western ID: d1070/g

Information for Le Mat revolver, Civil War USA:

the LeMat revolver was a .42 or .36 caliber cap & ball black powder revolver invented by Dr. Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, which featured a rather unusual secondary 16 gauge smoothbore barrel capable of firing buckshot, and saw service with the armed forces of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War of 1861–1865.

Confederate LeMat Revolver The LeMat Revolver is a French two-barrel 10-shot percussion cap pistol purchased under direct contract of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The unique feature of this pistol is the two barrels: one conventional .42 caliber serving the nine-shot cylinder, and the other, centered on the cylinder?s axis, made for firing buckshot.

Jean-Alexandre Le Mat’s revolver design was produced in both pistol and rifle form. The nine-chambered cylinder revolved around not a pin but a second, unrifled barrel, which was charged from the muzzle with pellets. The hammer had a hinged extension to its nose, which could be angled up or down to fire either barrel.

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Key Features

Functional mechanisms
Authentic weight and detailing


Specification Metric
Overall Length 37cm
Weight 1.520Kg 3lb 6oz

Manufactured by: DenixMaterials used: cast metal and wood

Overall length: 37cm



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Le Mat revolver, Civil War USA