Royal Armouries

#07 LeMat Revolver

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LeMat Revolver

#07 LeMat Revolver

  • LeMat Revolver

    #07 LeMat Revolver

Date: 1856

STATISTICS

Name: LeMat Revolver
Type: Percussion Revolver
Origin: 1856–65
Produced: 1857-1865
Number Built: Approx 2,900
Weight: 3.1lbs (1.41kg)
Length: 13.25in (356mm)
Capacity: 10 Rounds
Calibre: .42 calibre and 16 bore shot barrel
Effective Range: 50yd (45m)

#07 LeMat Revolver

Description

The LeMat was unusual in that its cylinder held nine shots instead of the usual five or six, and because it had an extra shotgun barrel mounted underneath!

This was a lot of firepower when the revolver was introduced in 1856, and it went on to find favour with the Confederate States in the American Civil War.

The LeMat appears prominently in 2010’s martial arts/Western mash-up The Warrior’s Way.

STATISTICS

Name: LeMat Revolver
Type: Percussion Revolver
Origin: 1856–65
Produced: 1857-1865
Number Built: Approx 2,900
Weight: 3.1lbs (1.41kg)
Length: 13.25in (356mm)
Capacity: 10 Rounds
Calibre: .42 calibre and 16 bore shot barrel
Effective Range: 50yd (45m)

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