The LeMat is a cap and ball revolver with a single-shot, smooth bore barrel of buckshot beneath the main barrel, allowing players to switch between revolver and shotgun ammunition at their leisure.
The LeMat revolver is a very powerful but very slow-acting gun; with Revolver Ammo, it possesses the highest damage of all in-game revolvers, with its damage and accuracy being both marginally better than the Schofield Revolver and Volcanic Pistol and decisively superior to that of both the Double-action and Cattleman revolvers. With Express Ammo, this becomes even more exaggerated, with the LeMat revolver's damage now being comparable to some of the weaker rifles. However, as a downside, both its rate of fire and reload speed are the slowest of all in-game revolvers, although the latter factor is somewhat mitigated in that the ammo capacity is nine rounds as opposed to the default six.
With Shotgun Ammo, the LeMat performs similarly to the Sawed-off Shotgun, except it has one round available instead of two.
In Red Dead Redemption 2, the LeMat Revolver can be purchased from the gunsmith in Saint Denis after the mission "The Gilded Cage".
In Online, the revolver can also be purchased from any gunsmith or from the handheld catalogue that the Online protagonist carries on-hand.
In both cases, the LeMat is the most expensive revolver in both Redemption 2 and Online, costing $172 in Red Dead Redemption 2 and twice as much, at $317 in Online.
Components & Styles
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(Applicable to the Barrel, Cylinder and Frame each)
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(Only available for Basic Grips or Ironwood Grips)
- The LeMat Revolver is the only weapon in the Redemption saga to feature a secondary firing mode.
- Unlike the previous game's model, the reload animation for the LeMat Revolver in Redemption 2 is correct for a cap and ball revolver, although it is difficult to notice this with it being displayed so fast. First, the user places the paper cartridge in the front of the cylinder with two fingers, then places the percussion cap on the nipple at the rear of the cylinder with their thumb, and finally operates the lever to press the cartridge into the cylinder. There were cartridge firing LeMat revolvers in existence, although they looked a bit different from ball and cap version the in-game model is based on; they had a distinct, shorter cylinder and the Belgian centerfire variant also had a different grip.
- Upon close inspection when firing, especially in first person, players can see bits and pieces of the percussion cap being blasted off when the hammer drops and strikes it, along with smoke and sparks. This effect is exclusive to the LeMat revolver and the Navy Revolver in Red Dead Online.
- Historically, the LeMat was named after its designer, French physician Jean Alexandre LeMat and was often wielded by Confederate officers in the American Civil War.