Lemat

Date:
1861
Creator:
C. Girard & Co.

CONFEDERATE LEMAT GRAPESHOT" PERCUSSION REVOLVER, FIRST MODEL, .42 CAL. HALF ROUND/ OCTAGON BARREL OVER 20 GA. (.63 CAL.) SMOOTHBORE BARREL. TRIGGER GUARD WITH SPUR; LANYARD RING ON GRIP BUTT. UPPER BARREL FLAT MARKED: "COL. LEMAT'S PATENT". SERIAL # 61 (ON FRAME), BARREL, HAMMER). LOADING LEVER MISSING; MAINSPRING & GRIP STRAP BROKEN (REPAIRED); INOPERABLE. METAL PITTED/TREATED. Origin: LIEGE, BELGIUM.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. L: 35.5 Cm. The Grip Strap Is Broken And Separated From The Frame. These Parts Are Now Bonded With Steel Filled Epoxy With A Thin Metal Reinforcement Brace Secured Between The Trigger Guard And The Mainspring Screws Inside The Grip Frame. This Repair Is Still Considered Weak. Cracked Wood Grip Panels Are Glued With Hide Glue And Gaps Filled With Wood Epoxy Filler. All Original Metal Finish Is Gone; Metal Is Deeply Pitted In Places. Active Rust On Cylinder, Frame And Hammer (Despite Conservation Treatment, May 1999 & Sept 2000).Loading Lever Is Missing, Mainspring Is Broken And Parts Are Inoperable Due To Corrosion

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 593
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park