Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by snidervolley, Aug 2, 2020.
Veeeeeerrrrrryy nice. Is it Pietta? Or another manufacturer?
Hokey Smokes, Bullwinkle!
To me, that is a safe queen! That is a rare edition that is not seen pretty much ever. I would like to know if it has a date code and any manufacturer markings.
Guys it’s hand made by me
Very cool I have always thought in retirement I would have time to do something so beautiful but I am a long ways off both in retiring and in the skills to build something like that.
Well done sir, very well done!
Any more pics and other details of the build?
Then we're going to need a lot more photos and details, please!
That's not fair. You make something so nice and tease us with a single picture. Excellent work. Tell us more.
Extremely Pleasing to see and contemplate! Awaiting a pictoral History like the other guys. ;o)
There was a previous thread about it with more photos.
See posts #1 & #10. --->>> https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/lemat-carbiner.869689/
If I was in the Cival war that would be my preferred Calvary weapon, backed up by a Dragoon in a saddle holster.
TWO Dragoons in TWO saddle holsters - Willie Nelson quote from the 1986 remake of Stagecoach "Travelin' Light and Comin' Well-Balanced"
Beautiful work for certain.
As gorgeous as the copy is, I'd have to opt for a Remington 1858 carbine, and four spare cylinders...,
Followed with a pair of howdah's...,
The above are breechloaded and not actual "howdah" pistols..., but y'all get the idea
I have a DGW Lemat coming and I intend to case it....I'm looking for ebony dowels now for the accessories...Ken
Which one? Army, Navy, or Cavalry Model?
DGW seems to be just about the only retailer that has any BP revolvers in stock.
If you are not building the case itself as well, Hampel's Wood Products made a custom one for me. I sent him a picture of a cased LeMat that I found on the internet and traced the outlines of the revolver and all of the accessories I wanted spaces for in the box. It was reasonable for custom work and I have always been happy with their work:
Cav. model...transitional model, oct. bbl.
the DGW walnut case .$225 fits it inside, when you remove the innards?
I intend to refit the whole case, but the gun and the accessories will fit this case.
The Pietta DGW Lemat is one of the finest I have ever see for quality and bank vault tightness.
I have to find an way to lighten the spring though...This will be a safe queen so whatever works..
very happy, but expensive..had to sell some other stuff to get the $1250, but it's a nice piece.
I was going to send it to Lockwood to defarb, but I don't think I will. too nice go do that...
OK, the DGW Lemat came, as I said one Heck of a gun..
no defarb here...too nice
NOW. how do you lighten the main spring? the hammer pull is tough.
safe queen, so not to worry about it being too soft.
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