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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.
Parisian LeMat Serial number 579 was made in 1862. It still has many of the first model features. Most notably the spur style trigger guard, first model style swivel lanyard ring and the first model style hammer nose. The revolver has the very rare factory engraved cylinder.
The serial number 579 is stamped into the cylinder, plunger, loading lever revolver barrel and shotgun barrel. Markings are crisp. The grip checkering is sharp. The barrel is engraved Col. LeMat BTE S.G.D.G PARIS. The scroll work on the barrel and the cylinder is sharp. The gun is in NRA fine condition.