new le mat
my lastest acquisition, Yesterday, the Lemat I ordered in Oct arrived. I've handled originals from private collections, but never really had the interest in them . Then for reasons beyond my understanding I saw one on pawn stars and suddenly had to have one. I got the calvary model with its spur trigger guard. Unlike the originals the repros are in 44 cal, 9 shot with a 20 guage shot barrel and in usual fashion it is heavily marked with modern proofs, ect. The finish is a deep translucent blue, the mechanics are crisp, though the hamer pull is quite long, but light. These pistols don't have locking notches on their cyls, rather they are held in alignment to the bore by the pawl(hand). I'll get out to the range with it later this month, and yes I will fire up the shot barrel. Till then. a good holiday season to all. b.c.