What are Pietta LeMat revo's going for these days?

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I've found a Pietta made LeMat for sale locally.
Seller is telling me it about 7-8yrs old. Never fired but it has been turned.
Cavalry model.
In the box.

What is a fair value?
 
Around 1000-1200 is what I've been seeing. You might go on GunBroker and search for similar items and see what the actual selling price ended up being. They don't come around often.
 
What would be interesting would be a cartridge conversion cylinder for a LeMat. (Such a gun figured prominently in the HBO series WestWorld.) The central shotgun barrel would have to remain percussion or else there would be problems with the NFA.
 
I had posted a WTB on another forum last year, surprisingly I got an offer a few months later. Apparently unfired in the box, shipped was a few dollars under the list price at EMF. The LeMat has been temporarily out of stock for the last umpteen years.
I fired it this morning. Results: Load off gun.
25 grains of 3F is about max with a lubed wad. Use 451 round balls. The gun is big,unwieldy and will take some getting use to cocking with one hand. That spur on the trigger guard is useful for adding back up to the thumb.
Accuracy was mediocre but I’m blaming old eyes and an unfamiliarity with the gun. It will get better.
Didn’t try the shot tube. Need to get the proper cushion and over powder wads. I’m thinking wax slugs might be fun.
BTW: The original purchase was through Cabelas as the box indicated.
Afterthought. The gun is a Gorgeous piece of antiquity. This one is the Cavalry model.
 
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I had posted a WTB on another forum last year, surprisingly I got an offer a few months later. Apparently unfired in the box, shipped was a few dollars under the list price at EMF. The LeMat has been temporarily out of stock for the last umpteen years.
I fired it this morning. Results: Load off gun.
25 grains of 3F is about max with a lubed wad. Use 451 round balls. The gun is big,unwieldy and will take some getting use to cocking with one hand. That spur on the trigger guard is useful for adding back up to the thumb.
Accuracy was mediocre but I’m blaming old eyes and an unfamiliarity with the gun. It will get better.
Didn’t try the shot tube. Need to get the proper cushion and over powder wads. I’m thinking wax slugs might be fun.
BTW: The original purchase was through Cabelas as the box indicated.
Afterthought. The gun is a Gorgeous piece of antiquity. This one is the Cavalry model.
Definitely load off the gun. The loading lever is the Achilles heel of the LeMat. Most of the ones I've seen for sale either have it broken or removed.
Congrats on a great score!
 
Love mine. I use 24gr of FFF behind a wonderlube felt wad and a .451 ball. For the shot barrel I use 48gr of FFF behind a 20 gauge cardboard wad, 7/8 oz of #3 buck or #7 shot depending on what I have handy, and another cardboard wad on top of it. Holds in there just fine and goes boom. LOTS of fun to shoot, but she does get cranky with fouling after a couple rounds.
 
I've found a Pietta made LeMat for sale locally.
Seller is telling me it about 7-8yrs old. Never fired but it has been turned.
Cavalry model.
In the box.

What is a fair value?
I recently paid $1,350. for a NIB Pietta LeMat. They are in short supply these days.
 
Inspect the candidate LeMat closely: a few years ago, a friend had a Pietta Lemat which didn't shoot as well as expected. On inspection, it became clear that the pistol barrel had never been rifled. Pietta would do nothing about it. Just a case of Italian Dolce far niente...

PRD1 - mhb - MIke
 
There was a Pietta LeMat that sold in a Poulin Auction today. It appeared to be in excellent condition and came in a plain generic glass-topped display case. It went for $1000 plus a 25% buyer's premium so that was $1250 total plus shipping.

I used to want one but having read some of the issues with the loading lever system that was prone to break, I lost interest especially due to the prices.

Cheers
 
Addendum to my earlier post.
I’ve now fired over 100 rounds of 44 and 20 or so with the shotgun barrel.
The gun is fun with a capital FUN.
Load off gun with .454 balls, the 451’s were creeping out slightly, and as they were just under flush one would drag on the barrel forcing cone.
Shot gun barrel is loaded with 40g of 2F and a wax slug made with #8 shot and wax poured into a plastic shot cup.
 
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Addendum to my earlier post.
I’ve now fired over 100 rounds of 44 and 20 or so with the shotgun barrel.
The gun is fun with a capital FUN.
Load off gun with .454 balls, the 451’s were creeping out slightly, and as they were just under flush one would drag on the barrel forcing cone.
Shot gun barrel is loaded with 40g of 2F and a wax slug made with #8 shot and wax poured into a plastic shot cup.
That's a great idea with the wax plug!
 
What would be interesting would be a cartridge conversion cylinder for a LeMat. (Such a gun figured prominently in the HBO series WestWorld.) The central shotgun barrel would have to remain percussion or else there would be problems with the NFA.
Couldn't you get away with the central "Shotgun" barrel being rifled?
 
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