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Duelist1954 Takes Shots with the LeMat Revolver of the Civil War

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Back in the Civil War the LeMat Revolver was the most fearsome handgun on the battlefield.

This revolver had a shotgun barrel underneath the main barrel for maximum power.

Our friend Youtuber duelist1954 dusted off his LeMat Revolver to explain the ins and outs of this weapons system.

While nine shots from a cap-and-ball revolver followed by a 20-gauge shotgun blast, it is impressive in it’s own right. Talking engineering, Mike explains that the reloading assembly wiggles loose when firing due to recoil. It then actually broke off. Well, in a combat situation that could cause problems. Other issues are also explained and how he loads to fire this otherwise very interesting rare historical weapon.

Special thanks to duelist1954 a.k.a. Mike Beliveau for showing us what the LeMat Revolver can actually do.

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Duelist1954 Takes Shots with the LeMat Revolver of the Civil War