He cut a dashing and colorful image that rode through the imagination of the Nation both North and South. He was General J.E.B. Stuart, the “Genius of Cavalry”, who brilliantly pioneered and mastered effective, new tactical uses of cavalry. His successes came from his quick intelligence, his superb planning and organization and his valor. He often said, “We must substitute spirit for numbers.” This special LeMat is as remarkable as the General himself. LeMats are rarely seen, and this is an opportunity to own a firing example of a special Limited Edition model that will be highly valued by collectors. It is beautifully crafted and has significant historical value.
As the first Limited Edition LeMat ever issued, it has a class of distinction. This category has seen many well documented, significant price increases. From the standpoint of future investment value, only 500 will be made, making it one of the rarest firearms ever issued. This is one of the most impressive and unusual revolvers ever made; it weighs 3-1/2 pounds unloaded. This LeMat fires ten shots with two barrels, one of them a shotgun! The nine shots from the revolver are .44 caliber, the “grapeshot” shotgun barrel is .65 caliber (approximately 18 gauge).
The black finish is symbolic of mourning, reminding us that General Stuart died in war. The extraordinary amount of coverage of 24-Karat Gold recalls his golden spurs and the golden-yellow uniform piping of the cavalry. Half of the total surface is deeply etched to accentuate the steel that remains raised and polished. These raised surfaces are plated with 24-Karat Gold to boldly emphasis them. The panels, etched in the steel of the revolver, were carefully selected to permanently memorialize General Stuart, through dates, symbols and words significant to his life and his military accomplishments. Nine of the components are totally plated with 24-Karat Gold. This is a firing revolver. It has been proof fired and is accompanied by firing instructions and nine gold plated lead round balls you can display or fire. Each firearm is engraved with a Registry Number from 1 through 500. Because the LeMat fires black powder, it can be delivered to you directly without going through a firearms dealer (check your local restrictions); no Federal Firearms License is required in most states. This is a rare opportunity to own the first Limited Edition LeMat, which honors one of America’s Greatest Heroes. This General J.E.B. Stuart Limited Edition LeMat revolver will insure that his indomitable spirit will inspire present and future generations of Americans.
Also available is a custom made, luxuriously lined Display Case with locking glass lid and engraved identification plaque to display and protect your Tribute from dust and unauthorized handling.
Since the Tribute is a working firearm, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.