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James Paris Lee – Died (72)

February 24, 2021

James Paris Lee – (72)
August 9, 1831 – February 24, 1904

Inventor invented action and magazine used in Lee–Metford and Lee–Enfield

1843 – built his first gun at the age of 12

1861 – Developed a breech loading cartridge conversion for the Springfield musket  Model 1861
Acquired a contract for 1,000 rifles from the US Army during the American Civil War.

November 4th, 1879 – patent #221,328 for the vertical box magazine

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