LeMat Revolver

Description
French physician Jean Alexandre LeMat, an in-law of Confederate P.G.T. Beauregard, developed the nine-shot .40 caliber LeMat, with a 16-gauge shotgun barrel. Nearly 3,000 were shipped to the South.
Object Name
revolver
date made
1856 - 1865
licensee
LeMat
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 14 in x 1 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 35.56 cm x 4.445 cm
place made
France
used
United States
ID Number
AF*207718
catalog number
207718
accession number
37097
subject
Military
Firearms
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Civil War
event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
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Exhibition
"The Price of Freedom: Americans at War"
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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