3rd May, 2023 11:00

Firearms, Shotguns, Airguns, Arms and Militaria

  Lot 8


Lemat revolver serial number 2431 with holster

Murdaugh proofed second model LeMat Grapeshot .42 calibre percussion revolver, 6.5/8ths inch octagonal barrel stamped with address, SYSTme LEMAT Bte s.c.d.g PARIS, serial 2431. and LM star proof mark, and dovetail front sight, British proofs on lower left flat. Nine shot cylinder with London proofs and revolver serial number, stamped 'M' for Confederate Naval Lt. William H. Murdaugh, (who was sent to London in 1864 to inspect and receive all arms for Confederate Navy), the cylinder arbour is a 63 calibre 6-3/4 inch smoothbore barrel. The side of the barrel frame is fitted with a replacement rammer to the left side, the revolver lacks the frame to barrel screw. Single action with articulated nose hammer to allow the transition between revolver cylinder and central smoothbore barrel. Rounded trigger guard without spur, chequered walnut grips and lanyard ring to the base of the grip. Together with an original leather holster for the revolver.

The number of revolvers inspected by Murdaugh is not known however only serial numbers 2239, 2339, 2393, 2431, 2448, 2469 are recorded in existence today.

Section 58 (2) Antique / obsolete calibre, can be owned without a licence. Buyer must be over the age of 18, age verification will be required if the lot is to be posted out.



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Sold for £7,200


Auction: Firearms, Shotguns, Airguns, Arms and Militaria, 3rd May, 2023

Wednesday 3rd May sale is now fully online, in all 537 lots. 

Firearms, Shotguns, Airguns, Arms & Militaria Auction.

This is an online auction with telephone bids and absentee bids. There is no audience in the room. 

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