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LEMAT CARBINE
SN 60

This is a very early production and may be just about the earliest known.  The French author Alain Serpette indicated that his carbine, serial number 63 was the lowest known number.  This one is serial number 60.  Both barrels, cylinder, frame, hammer, etc. are matching serial numbers.  It has been cleaned but the markings are still distinctive.  The trigger guard is unusual.  It is a spur type guard made of German silver.  This is different, however it is exactly what is pictured in LeMat's patent drawings, submitted to the French government dated July 17, 1861.  Rifling is still present in both the bores, as it should be.  The action rotates nicely but the locking bolt is not functioning.  When you pull the hammer back and the cylinder reaches the apex of its travel, you need to put your thumb against the cylinder to release the hammer.  Otherwise the cylinder will rotate back as the hammer is dropped due to the lack of a functioning locking bolt.   The gun is in about very good condition and cleaned but you have to remember total production on this is probably not more than 100 guns.  SOLD!!