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 johno.myiglou.com’s LeMat Revolver is well written.

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

 

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Happy Birthday Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

I wish I had better recall.  I just read a book in which a female character kept going on about "Bory".  I've been racking my brain all morning to no avail.

If you're wondering who he was… It was Beauregard who gave the order to fire on Fort Sumter against his former pupil, now on the inside of the Fort, Major Robert Anderson.

He is a very interesting person, and I encourage you to seek out one of the many biographies on him, as I could never do his story justice.

Cigarette card found at the Internet Archive, uploaded by/property of Herbert Hillary Booker 2nd of Tujunga, California.

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