Firing the LeMat revolver

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by duelist1954, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 New Member

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    Here's the full video on the LeMat cap & ball revolver. This is the nineteenth century version of the Taurus Judge. Lots of shotgun barrel shooting in this one

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5M-QQIOc5k[/ame]
     
  2. 1turkeyhunter

    1turkeyhunter New Member

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    I love the way he keeps his finger on the trigger every time he picks it up as he talks. The expert must have skipped out on the firearm safety course.
    Decent little revolver though......
     

  3. 1turkeyhunter

    1turkeyhunter New Member

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    Hmmmmmmm.......
     

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  4. duelist1954

    duelist1954 New Member

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    I guess you also noted that the revolver is clearly unloaded and uncapped.
     
  5. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr Forum Chaplain Lifetime Supporter

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    Agreed on the unloaded / uncapped, BUT ALL guns are to be treated as loaded and finger on trigger ONLY when ready to fire. I get on my wife and daughter at the lgs when I see that behavior.
     
  6. 1turkeyhunter

    1turkeyhunter New Member

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    No offense, the only thing I "clearly" see is a finger laying on a trigger of a firearm that is not fixing to be fired.

    As stated above, 1st rule of firearm safety, keep your finger off the trigger unless your ready to fire! No exclusions on loaded or unloaded.
    I dont understand why you seem to be taking offense personally, unless your the expert in the video. If thats the case then, very nice revolver, looks very fun to shoot. Please keep your finger off the trigger during your next tutorial.
     
  7. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    If I remember my"War Between the States" history JEB Stuart carried one of these.
    9-42 cal bullets in the upper and a 18 ga shotgun on the bottom.
     
  8. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr Forum Chaplain Lifetime Supporter

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    18 gauge hand cannon = 18 = -63.637" =16.1798mm, .50 cal. = 12.7 mm

    Glad that is Black powder and not modern smokless!
     
  9. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The revolver was kinda neat in concept, but thank you for teaching all of us why metallic cartridges are so awesome.
     
  10. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Active Member

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    Cartridge LeMats were mfg well into 1880's

    They did make them in cartridge versions.

    The LeMat "grape-shot" revolver was a favorite of Confederate cavalrymen during the Civil War thanks to its central shotgun barrel and nine-shot cylinder. Later, LeMats were also made as cartridge guns.

    LeMat revolvers were also produced for rimfire, pinfire and center-fire cartridges. The one in my photo looks like the late-production Belgian-made center-fire from the 1880s

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/134474738846065741/#

    http://www.horstheld.com/0-Lemat-25.htm

    http://www.horstheld.com/0-Lemat-123.htm
     

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