The last really interesting one to me from today’s Cowan’s auction was this LeMat pinfire. It sold for $7200.
Their description was:
11mm/20 gauge, 6.5" octagonal barrel with 4.5" shotgun barrel, S/N 3103 . Blued finish, smooth walnut grips. Single action, 9-shot fluted cylinder pinfire revolver with a percussion 20 gauge shotgun barrel as the cylinder arbor. Weak marking on left of barrel reads: COL A. LEMAT BRT 123 . Both Liege and London commercial proofs are present on the shotgun barrel and rear face of cylinder. No other markings present. Hinged loading gate, pinfire ejector rod mounted on right of barrel. An interesting early cartridge variant of the famous LeMat percussion revolver.
Good as refinished. Retains much of an old applied blue finish that is turning plum with some reddish tones. Weak markings, mechanically functional, but the action needs work to time and index correctly. Bores very good with strong rifling and scattered oxidation. Grips very good with some scattered handling marks.