Lematt revolver

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Chase127, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Chase127

    Chase127 New Member

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    Am a bit of an amateur gun collector and was wondering if anyone new where i could get my hands on an ORIGINAL lematt grapeshot revolver thanks everyone.
     
  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Well, that will not be an easy task. Depending on a large number of factors, the gun is worth up to $10,000-$20,000. If you do have that kind of money, then good luck finding one. There were only about 2900 made, and many of those were used in the civil war. (which means a lot of those could have been blown to pieces, or ended up rusting in the ground)
    My advice? Go find a 1873 Colt Single Action Army. They are more common, and cost less.
    Want something easier/cheaper to find? Get a M1895 Nagant Revolver. They are historically significant, have a really cool, and unique design, and can easily be found for under $150 in great condition.
     
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  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IIRC, the Lematt revolver was made in very limited numbers and most surviving examples are probably in museums or private collections. even if one were to come up for sale, the price would not be cheap and would more than likely be sold at an auction with a reserve price.
     
  4. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Good Luck, even I don`t have a LeMat revolver.............
     
  5. twoolddogs

    twoolddogs New Member

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    Lemat Revolvers

    If you can settle for a reproduction, Pietta of Brescia, Italy has been reproducing the Lemat since 1985. It has been imported by Navy Arms Company and Dixie Gun Works and probably several others.
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    There you go.............