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Confederate LeMat .44 Caliber Carbine

  • American Civil War
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

As seen with the ''rare'' French made import known as The LeMat Revolver, this popular firearm was used by The American Confederate Army, during The Civil War (1861-1865). The unique hand gun, incorporated a .32 and .44 Caliber round (9-shot) with a single .410 shotgun round. A popular Cavalryman weapon, an even more rare version was used by some Infantrymen. Marketed as The ''LeMat Carbine'', this version was 22-inches long and was seen as identical to it's hand gun ''Brother''. Firing the .44 Caliber round and a 20-gauge, single shot round (under barrel), The Carbine was too expensive for ''average'' usage. The few hundred used by The Confederate Army were ''private purchases'', fields by such Units as ''Hampton's South Carolina Legion'' and related Formations, privately funded and equipped. It's effective range, (.44 Caliber), was rated to 200 yards.