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The French made Le Mat pistol was one of many weapons purchased and imported into America by the Southern states from European gun manufactures.
As this firearm has a mechanism and appearance of before 1870 it can be sold to any persons over the age of 18 years upon receipt of valid ID.
It does not come under the VCR act, so you do not need to be a member of a re-enactment group to purchase this replica. We will contact you for verification of your age and we will require a photo or scan of ID showing your name and age to be emailed to us after placing your order before we can dispatch your order.
The replica Le Mat made by Denix has the following features:
During the American Civil war the Confederate Army was always short on weapons so they tried to purchase as many as possible from Europe.
The French Le Mat pistol was a 9 shot .40 calibre revolver with a second barrel below the rifled pistol barrel. The second barrel was a .63 calibre shotgun barrel so the Le Mat would also fire a single shot of buckshot!
The Le Mat was carried and favoured by Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (Jeb Stuart") and was reported as firing a volley from his Le Mat revolver into the 5th Michigan's troopers at the battle of Yellow Tavern in Virginia which helped to scatter there ranks and stopping the Federal advance, during this engagement Jeb Stuart was shot and later died.
The Confederacy manage to purchase and import 1,500 Le Mat revolvers through Paris and London.The LeMat can be seen in the following films; "Last stand at Sabre River" and "The quick and the dead".
It has become more popular since it was used in the TV series "Westworld" by the man in black played by "Ed Harris".
Denix product code: 1070.
Please note this is one of Denix's earlier models when they made repliacs as wall hanger decroartions. so the castings and working mechanisms are not as refined as the newer models.