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Old December 23, 2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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lemat revolving rifle

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Old December 24, 2014, 11:11 PM   #2
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I didn't even know that there was such a thing as a LeMat rifle. Where did you find it?
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Old January 16, 2015, 10:21 AM   #3
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i built it as the real deals are rare and worth to much to shoot , so i cut up a 1200 dollar repo pistol
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Old January 16, 2015, 10:55 AM   #4
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That is one elegant, beautiful, classy, and artful carbine. thanks for the photos.
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Old January 16, 2015, 01:22 PM   #5
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Nice work.
Just curious, what is the function of the tube under the barrel?

I'd sure hate to be holding on to the front end during a chain fire!
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Old January 16, 2015, 03:08 PM   #6
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You don't hold anything out in front of the cylinders when shooting. You use almost the same as a two handed revolver pistol hold but have a stock in one shoulder. Same with any revolving carbine that doesn't have a gas lock or gas block.
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Old January 16, 2015, 03:27 PM   #7
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I love my Circuit Judge 45/410 revolving rifle. My wife is most accurate with it.

It does have the gas check/shield so there are no burns from firing on my left hand /arm. Works very well.

Extremely accurate.....I was impressed the 1st day out.

That one you've got looks way COOOOOOOOL!
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Old January 16, 2015, 03:29 PM   #8
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Well done SniderVolley
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Old January 16, 2015, 08:00 PM   #9
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Just curious, what is the function of the tube under the barrel?
That's what makes a LeMat special

It's a shotgun barrel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeMat_Revolver

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The LeMat revolver was a .42 or .36 caliber cap & ball black powder revolver invented by Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, which featured an unusual secondary 20 gauge smooth-bore barrel capable of firing buckshot.

It saw service with the armed forces of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War of 1861–65.
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Old January 17, 2015, 06:18 PM   #10
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That is BEAUTIFUL! I had no idea such a thing ever existed. Flayderman does not acknowledge as such.

Vs. the pistol: why the change in the trigger guard and the thumbscrew in front of the frame?

Do you have pictures/documentation that such a longarm existed?

Just curious...

Again, I think it is one of a kind and you manufactured it.

WOW! Impressive!

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Old January 17, 2015, 11:38 PM   #11
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http://www.forgottenweapons.com/rifl...lving-carbine/

http://www.damonmills.com/PS%20Pages...ine%203200.htm
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Old January 18, 2015, 12:03 PM   #12
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In addition to photos of those original muzzleloading LeMat carbines, I also had a chance to handle an original centerfire version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjdi48QakyE
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Old February 5, 2015, 12:29 PM   #13
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terrible picture ihgad to sneek, of three lemat carbines in thai palace armoury
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Old February 5, 2015, 12:31 PM   #14
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the trigger guard change was due to Dr lemat knowing that putting ones hand in front of percussion revolver cylinder was a bad idea thus the hand rest trigger guard.
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Old February 5, 2015, 12:33 PM   #15
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view down the 9 shot 44 and shotgun barrel.
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Old February 5, 2015, 03:28 PM   #16
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That is one of the coolest things I have ever laid eyes on, and beautiful craftsmanship to boot! Great work, sir!!!!
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Old February 7, 2015, 01:59 AM   #17
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Wow, That is a beautiful carbine. Great job sir! A video would get a bazillion hits on YouTube I'm sure, hint, nudge, poke.
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Old February 11, 2015, 04:25 PM   #18
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im all about the video just waiting for some good weather to really be able to get some good vids
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Old February 11, 2015, 04:50 PM   #19
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HOLY J.E.B. STUART! Thats a hog leg and a half. Beautiful job sir!

I could Hear my bank account screaming as soon as I saw the posting, I though someone had started producing them
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Old February 11, 2015, 05:53 PM   #20
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Yeah I'd probably be like,
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Old February 20, 2015, 02:30 AM   #21
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Would make a nice raffle prize for the forums!
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Old February 21, 2015, 10:15 PM   #22
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That's one pretty piece of iron. Glad you posted a pic of it.
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