“AS FOUND” CONFEDERATE TRANSITIONAL LEMAT REVOLVER WITH RARE LEMAT HOLSTER.
Cal. 42. 18 ga.
This “as found” “grapeshot” revolver made in 1862 still retains 1st model features, including spring loaded latch to attaching frame to barrel, spur trigger guard, pinned lanyard ring stud, & reciprocating pin rotation system noted by series of holes on back of cylinder. Early engraved barrel address “COL. LeMAT Bte SGDC PARIS”. Flap holster is of style associated with Confederate manufacture with sewn loop for flap.
PROVENANCE: From the Collection of James B. Taylor.