Firing the LeMat revolver

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  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

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    Here's the full video on the LeMat cap & ball revolver. This is the nineteenth century version of the Taurus Judge. Lots of shotgun barrel shooting in this one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5M-QQIOc5k
     
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  3. 72coupe

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    Just watched your new Lemat video. Recoil with the shotgun barrel appears to be substantial.
     
  4. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator Emeritus

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    Mike that was just fantastic! :)
     
  5. WestKentucky

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    Very well done video. I now understand why what seemed to be a superior weapon wasn't. How strong is that hinged hammer? Seems like that would be a significantly weak part of the gun.
     
  6. bainter1212

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    Nice video. I have been wanting one of these for awhile. Is that one a Pietta?
     
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    Nice.
     
  8. Tommygunn

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    According to the impression on the side of the barrel, yes it is.

    I don't think any other maker produces Le mats.
     
  9. Panzerschwein

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    LOVE it! And ALL the videos you do!
     
  10. Phantom Captain

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    Great video Mike!! I loved seeing the shotgun mode.

    I've always thought LeMats were interesting and seemed cool and different but I'm totally convinced it's better to watch someone else shoot one than actually buy one myself. There was a time when I wanted one badly and now I have no interest in owning one, whatsoever.

    However, I'm pining badly for a .45 Colt Schofield. I'm debating selling a few modern guns to finally get one.
     
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    Nice video as always, keep 'em coming.

    It's like a reality show that is actually real.
     
  12. Slamfire

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    Too much fun!

    Did you have to hold off, or is this regulated to shoot to point of aim?
     
  13. EljaySL

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    I'd love to shoot somebody else's some time. They're just a little too impractical and expensive to own. (And I have and shoot a Paterson!)
     
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    cant wait to get some video of lemats firing ,thanks for the info videos duelist there awesome [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  15. ridgerunner1965

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    wow a lemat carbine? ill have to say thats the first one ive ever seen!
     
  16. J-Bar

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    Nicely done Mike, thanks!
     
  17. rodwha

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    Can the shotgun nipple not be changed out to one that works well with a Rem #10 cap?
     
  18. kBob

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    Snidervolley,

    That Carbine looks Much nicer than the ones you photo graphed in Thailand, great work and thanks for sharing. No doubt the King ( and Anna) will be jealous if he sees yours.

    -kBob
     
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    those three carbines in Thailand where awesome, i wasn't allowed to take pictures so it was a rush job to snap quick pics thru the glass .
    my wife had to go to kings palace and i was board outta my brain till i saw palace marked armory and walla there where three lemat carbines. made the whole 95 percent humidy day worth while.
     
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  20. rodwha

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    Where is the shotgun ramrod stored? It doesn't look like an extended version of the pistol, and I don't see barrels underneath.

    It kind of looks as though it rides along the other side of the barrels. How is it secured?
     
  21. snidervolley

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    you can see the ramrod holders here

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    and in place here
     
  22. rodwha

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    Thanks!

    I'm guessing that it is much more secure as there would be less muzzle flip compared to the pistol, correct? Though I suppose a 20-16 ga could still have some thump!
     
  23. 4v50 Gary

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    I did not know that the loading lever was flimsy or that the shotgun bbl used a different size nipple. I'd look into having one made so that the same #10 caps could be used.
     
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