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LeMat Two-Barrel (10-Shot Percussion) Revolver, First Model

Object Name: Revolver
Date: 1862
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Medium: Steel, wood
Dimensions: Overall (largest): 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm) Part (barrel): 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Place made: Europe, Belgium, Liege
Description: One of a group of three steel and wood revolvers; nine-shot round cylinder with 63 caliber smoothbore barrel on center axis; part round, part octagon barrel with loading lever on right side and swivel lanyard ring affixed to butt; checkered wooden grips; stamped marks on barrel, frame, and cylinder.
Credit Line: New-York Historical Society
Object Number: X.102
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Marks: stamped: (102); barrel, frame, and loading lever: "89" stamped: (102-4); barrel: "COL. LEMAT'S PATENT" (inside scroll design); right barrel: "LM" (foliate, in circle)