LeMat Special - A modified
French firearm used by
Johnny Ringo (Don Durant), a gunfighter
turned sheriff on the western adventure JOHNNY RINGO/CBS/1959-60.
The LeMat Special was designed by Johnny's deputy, Cason
"Case" Thomas, to help Johnny "even the odds" when he came up
against the bad guys.
Called a "seven shooter" by Cason, the Colt .45 gun had a
special seventh barrel located beneath the regular one. It was
loaded with a ..410 gauge shotgun shell and activated when the gun's
hammer is placed in the firing position.
TRIVIA NOTE: Don Durant died of
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia on March 15, 2005. His show
spawned 100 toys and other items, including board games,
character puppets, gun sets and canteens.
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