James Paris Lee

James Paris Lee (August 9, 1831 – February 24, 1904) was a Scottish-Canadian and later American inventor and arms designer, best known for inventing the bolt action that led to the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield series of rifles.

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James Paris Lee - The Lee Magazine Systems and Rifles
... Perhaps Lee's greatest individual impact on modern small arms development came with his invention for a spring-loaded column-feed magazine system for centerfire cartridge rifles ... Fitted with a charger bridge, the Lee magazine could be quickly reloaded with either single cartridges, like a tubular feed magazine, or a charger of five rounds, like the Lee or Mannlicher en bloc systems ... The Lee magazine was also adaptable to a variety of cartridges and bolt systems regardless of bullet shape or cartridge length ...

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