The LeMat Revolver

I’ve never been interested much in guns.  I grew up around them and they never much impressed me.  I learned how to fire a rifle at a very young age, and had a hunting license by the time I was in the fifth grade, but in the interest of full disclosure – our whole school got them, otherwise the area schools couldn’t close on the first days of Turkey, Buck and Doe seasons.

The point is I was watching R. Lee Ermey’s Mail Call Civil War Special and I saw something that made me sit up and take notice – and nearly pee my pants.

The 4 pound LeMat Confederate Cavalry double-barreled “Grapeshot” Revolver.

The LeMat Revolver

What caught my eye was the second, lower barrel – a shotgun barrel designed to fire buckshot/grapeshot in addition to the 9 bullets of the Revolver.

As I researched the LeMat Revolver, I came to learn that LeMat married P.G.T. Beauregard’s cousin!  I wish I could recall where I read that so I could credit them… But I read so many articles I lost track.

However, I did manage to bookmark two of the better write-ups and I encourage you to visit them to learn more about this amazing piece of Civil War Weaponry.

NRVO Fighting Iron: LeMat’s Revolver is simply OUTSTANDING and if you are into technical information’s LeMat Revolver is well written.

SOURCE: The photo was taken from Curator’s Corner from Tulsa on and was used without permission.


~ Thank you very sincerely for visiting my blog.  I would like to  extend a very cordial invitation for you to take a look at The American Civil War Chronicles home page and read some of my other posts….

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  1. If you could message me with a few hints on how you made this website look this cool , I would appreciate it!

    • The theme is Quentin, and the background is a William Morris wallpaper print.

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