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Col. Le Mat
Alexander Le Mat
The last variation of the Le Mat revolvers based on a 1869 patent, serial # 25. While the upper barrel is for a cartridge caliber 12mm, the centre barrel is for 20 gauge buckshot. The cartridge barrel is octagonal with a fixed front sight, the shot barrel is round, both are 4 ⅝” long. The lower barrel firing pin centrally mounted in a slot in the hammer with a rear facing lever that flips forward to fire. The top of the barrel is marked Colonel Le Mat Patent. The face of the cylinder is marked with a "25", mandatory Belgian oval ELG proof stamp and crown P. There is a short ejector rod mounted on the right side of the frame. Under the frame is a lanyard ring and swivel stud mounted on the bottom of the frame directly ahead of the trigger guard. The stud is stamped with the # "25", also the inside of the loading gate is the # 25. Frame notch rear sights, swinging loading gate for the cylinder mounted on the recoil shield and hinge loading gate for the lower barrel mounted on the left side of the frame with RD. With smooth two piece walnut grips.
Military Weapons at Fort Larned
Lemat revolver for center fire cartridge, mandatory Belgian
ELG proof stamp documenting made in Belgium. The serial #146 is on frame, cylinder
and barrel. The caliber of the cylinder is 11mm, the than popular French 11m
Ordnance of the army model 1874 fits well, the buck shot is 15mm = .60,
probably 20 gauge short. The revolver is as fashionable at the time kept in the
white, the function is perfect.
Very fine condition sold