Gouery Canat J.F. & Cie

Baby Le Mat.

8mm pinfire caliber.  9 1/8 inch overall length with a 4 inch barrel. Very well marked on barrel top " J.F. Gouery Canat & Cie Sy-te LeMat Bte Sgdg Paris ".

Gouery Canat J.F. & Cie

1865 patented French turret revolver. This unusual model is operated by pulling the double-action folding trigger, which raises and drops a side-hammer on the fulminate cartridge and also revolves the ten-shot turret. By opening a large gate on the left side the cylinder can be quickly withdrawn for loading or replacement with another.  The barrel is stamped on the left side  "J. F. Goudry Ganat & Co Paris" and on the right side, "Systeme A. NoŽl". The frame is kept in the white as common at the time and is fully scroll engraved and fitted with two-piece carved walnut grips. Serial # is 28, the caliber is approximately 7.5mm = .30.

Many thanks to "HORST HELD" for the nice pictures.