FINE & SCARCE TRANSITIONAL CONFEDERATE LEMAT REVOLVER WITH ENGRAVED CYLINDER

 

Spring 2024 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction

June 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2024
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!

 

FINE & SCARCE TRANSITIONAL CONFEDERATE LEMAT REVOLVER WITH ENGRAVED CYLINDER

01-24685
Cal. .42 & 18ga
S# 579

This is a fine early transitional 9-shot “grapeshot” revolver made in 1862 still retaining 1st model features: spur trigger guard, pinned lanyard ring stud, flat latch frame to barrel attachment, and rarely seen scroll engraved cylinder. These early revolvers with spur trigger guards are difficult to find complete and original such as this survivor. Markings are crisp and above average including serial numbers on frame, barrel, and cylinder. Loading assembly also has matching serial number “579”. Engraved barrel address “COL. LeMAT Bte SGDC PARIS”. CONDITION: very good overall, metal is smooth, metal cleaned to gray patina with light areas of pitting, sharp edges, well-defined markings, grips are especially fine with crisp diamond point checkering. Mechanics are good, but the reciprocating pin rotation system needs tuning as cylinder does not advance properly every time cocked. Good rifled pistol bore and smooth shotgun bore. PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

STATUS: ANTIQUE

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