Indy 1919. , the 44 cal wasn't an issue for me. One buys a repro knowing it won't be a totaly historical accurate copy. To me, being 44cal makes it more standardize. It can use the same munitions as any other cap and ball 44. Also, this means I won't have to get a single purpose bullet mold. A few Lemat carbines were shiped to the south i dont know how much service they saw. Track has a nice book on Lemats with lots of pictures. It's well worth the price. b.c.