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.
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.
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