CONFEDERATE LEMAT REVOLVER Model 1070 by Denix of Spain
One of the famous pistols of the Confederates was a unique dual barrel Revolver known as the "Le Mat" aka "grapeshot revolver". Many of these revolvers were purchased by the Confederacy and used by such famous high-ranking Confederate officers as J. E. B. Stuart. It was a .42 caliber 2-barrel 10-shot percussion cap pistol. What makes this revolver unique is the addition of a second smoothbore "shot gun" barrel, of approximately .63 caliber, underneath the slimmer barrel. This larger barrel was designed to fire buckshot. The top of the hammer was fitted with a pivoting striker that could be positioned to fire the .42 caliber rounds or changed to fire the lower, larger barrel.
A favorite of Confederate troops, it featured awesome firepower with its nine .42 caliber bullets and one 20 gauge, single barrel firing a slug or buckshot. Invented by Dr. Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, the Confederacy manage to purchase and import 1,500 Le Mat revolvers through Paris and London manufacturers.
Our LeMat Reproduction revolver features working single action, loading lever, and rotating 9 shot cylinder. Like the originals, a pair of deep black checkered grips and grey finish metals give this model its authentic historic visual appeal. This Denix non-firing replica has the size and handling characteristics of the original, with functional lock and loading mechanisms. This American Civil War replica revolver has an all metal construction (with hard resin composite grips) and can be cocked and fired. Pulling the hammer part way back allows the chamber to rotate where loading was to be performed.
• Non-Firing Replica
• Overall Length: 14-3/4"
• Barrel Length: 6-3/4"
• Grips: Black Resin Composition
• Frame Assembly: Cast Zinc Alloy
• Weight: 3lbs. 6 oz.
• Working single action, the hammer can cocked (two positions) which also moves the chamber round.
• Trigger can be pulled which fires the hammer
• The loading lever beside the barrel moves and slides the ram bar into the 9 shot cylinder chamber which on the original pistol would ram the black powder, wad & ball into the chamber.
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Denix Non-Firing Replicas
The Denix 1070G non-firing replica of the Confederate LeMat revolver is a beautiful addition to your collection. Denix deluxe non-firing models have been faithfully reproduced in weight, feel and handling characteristic of the rare and expensive originals. This historically accurate and safe revolver replica comes assembled, ready for display in your home or office, or use in historic reenactment, movie, theatre, or costume events. These classic model guns are made of zinc alloy metals with polished wood stocks. They cannot withstand excessive misuse or dry-firing, cannot be disassembled nor made to fire real ammunitions.
Sci-fi fans and Gaming enthusiasts may recognize this revolver as Jayne Cobb of carries a modified single-action LeMat Revolver in the popular Sci-fi television series Firefly; the LeMat also makes it presence known by John Marstin in the wildly entertaining western themed game Red Dead Redemption.