The unique, patented Le Mat revolver was capable of delivering a very nasty surprise to an opponent. The top barrel, which was rifled, functioned in the usual way, being fed by a nine-round, revolving chamber. Below that, however, was a second .65 caliber barrel containing a single pelletted round, similar to that in a shotgun. The hammer had a rotating nose, which could be set to fire either the upper or lower chamber and thus the shooter could decide which type of round he needed to use in a specific situation. The designer was Jean Alexander Le Mat who had patents in both England and the United States.
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