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Jean Alexandre Francois LeMat
Born Jean Alexandre Francois LeMat
(1824-06-09)June 9, 1824
Paris, France
Died December 15, 1883(1883-12-15) (aged 59)
New Orleans
Occupation inventor, physician.

LeMat revolver

Dr. Jean Alexandre Francois LeMat (1824–1883), is best known for the percussion cap revolver that bears his name (see LeMat revolver).

LeMat, then a New Orleans physician, secured US 15925  for his design on October 21, 1856. British patents for the same design were issued in 1859, and he later designed a revolver rifle of similar concept as the handgun.

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