Old South Military Antiques

Confederate 2nd Model LeMat
Item #: OS-6822

The LeMat "grapeshot” revolver was a highly prized sidearm among Confederate officers. There were less than 3,000 made for the Confederacy. It was a very high quality firearm and delivered an unprecedented amount of firepower having 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.

The weapon offered here is serial number 1818 and is marked "Syst. LeMat Bte sgdg Paris” in flowing script. The gun is all original with the exception of the hammer screw; in my opinion the small shotgun hammer tip has been repaired, which is why the hammer screw has been replaced. The bore is good, but the rifling is weak.

The gun is extremely well marked; better than most. Serial numbers are located on the cylinder, frame, barrel lug, locking lever, loading lever, shotgun rammer, shotgun barrel and even the trigger! All of the numbers match. The two-piece checkered walnut grips are well worn, but have no chip or dings.

This is a very pleasing gun, at a pleasing price. $12,000.00

Price $12,000.00 USD

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