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Been looking around and having no luck--plenty of fake websites though and they are quite... pricey...

I feel like the Navy Version is the one I'd like. 

 

Y'all have any leads?

 

Thank you!

 

-DB

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Thank you--but was hoping for the Navy and is it really $1400.00 now?  I saw some for 41K previously, but I don't know if the site was legit...

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3 minutes ago, PaleWolf Brunelle, #2495L said:

Although that is the Army version.  Yes, they are pricey.  Interestingly, the price for the Navy on Dixie's website is $320 more than the same gun on EMF website.  If I wanted one, I'd put it on back order at EMF.  Since they are owned by Pietta, probably have as good a chance as anybody of getting it from Italy.

 

Have you ever handled one?  Reviews I've read say they are not very user friendly.

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They are in a class of their own. 9- 44 loads and a 20 shotgun barrel included!  Yup, the EMF versions are cheaper than Dixie's, but Dixie actually has them in stock, so not really a fair comparison. Who knows how much EMF LeMats will be when they actually get some.

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Just like the originals, a great deal of work and tooling changes goes in to making one. And there was no Army/Navy version in the originals. There were design changes but  it was to make them quicker to manufacture. The $41K version is most likely an authentic LeMat like this one that I did an article on last year.

 

 

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If the Civil war hadn't have happened, the LeMat may very well have been the military sidearm of the US. military instead of the Colt. Fate is fickle.

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There are a few conversions out there made by John (Glen or Glin), think they were .38sp.  Have not seen one in years.  I have a pair of Pietta Calvary models in .44.  I think the shotgun took a patched .69 round ball.  Been years since I shot them.  They do not handle like Colts or Remington’s.  Their grip is a lot like early flintlock pistols having a slant to them.

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