Lot 2106 Detail
Rare Second Model Le Mat Percussion 10-Shot Revolver of Paris Manufacture, c. 1864-65
Serial no. 1844, .42 caliber, 9-shot cylinder, with standard center barrel of .63
caliber smoothbore, 6 3/4-inch octagonal barrel with marking on top, engraved in olde
English "Syst Le Mat Bte s-g-d-b Paris" within decorative border, N stamped on
left side of hammer, */LM trademark on right side of breech of barrel, B stamped on front
of cylinder between two of the chambers; blued finish. Engraving also included on screws
and grip screw escutcheons. Checkered walnut grips.
Condition: Very good. 50% blue, balance brown patina, with light
pitting, wear; grips with wear, mars, the latter primarily on right side.
Note: B stamping on cylinder believed to signify Parisian manufacture.
Valmore B. Forgett, Alain F. & Marie-Antoinette Serpette, LeMat The Man, The Gun,
details the Parisian LeMats, 1864-1865, chapter 9, pages 60-73.
Estimate: $15000 - $25000
Revolver Mod. 1873-74
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11 mm 1873 French revolver reloading kit
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