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SN 31. Cal. 32/410. This is among the rarest of all Confederate revolvers with only 14 known examples. This is also the finest example standard military model known being 100% orig and complete and matching in every regard. Gun retains much of its orig finish, mechanically crisp having seen little use and well cared for. The diminutive Baby LeMats are among the great mysteries in Confederate handgun collecting. Made in the earliest configuration with reciprocating pin mechanism. Several of the surviving specimens are inspected by Confederate Naval officer Lieutenant William H Murdaugh, denoted by an “M”. This specimen has a “B” on cyl face (as do most) without Murdaugh’s “M”. The highest known SN on this model is 83 and is inspected by Murdaugh and is currently part of the Power House Museum, Sydney, Australia. If you want the finest production military model Baby LeMat known from a premiere collection, this is it. Accompanying gun is a well written monograph by noted Confederate revolver expert Fred Edmunds. PROVENANCE: Gary Bizacky Collection, Springlake, MI; Richard Ferry; Pictured on pgs 87 and 89 “The Confederate LeMat Revolver”; Ex-Fred Edmunds Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall. Bbl retains 90% + orig thinning blue, bright in protected areas. Cyl retains strong traces of bright orig blue with balance silver-gray/blue. Balance of metal has matching silver-gray color with some pitting on right side of lower bbl. Gun appears complete and orig, well fit and fine. All parts normally SN’d are numbered including bbls, frame, cyl, hammer, loading arm, ramrod, plunger, loading lever screw, grip screw, ratchet arm, frame latch, trigger guard tang, trigger and rarely seen orig oiler in butt. Grips are marked with stars that correspond to an identical star stamped internally on gripstrap. Mechanically crisp. Bright, shiny bores and crisp nipples retaining much of their orig finish. Stocks are sound, well fit with crisp checkering. 51055-1 JS (60,000-80,000) – Lot 4377

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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