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Remington Lee c1885 Magazine Rifle Manual

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Remington Lee c1885 Magazine Rifle Manual

18 pages, about 11" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New color re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 18

Manual with cutaway parts diagram as well as plan view parts. Instructions for maintenance and use.

The M1885 Remington-Lee (also known as the M1885 Lee, and "Navy M1885") is a bolt action, box magazine repeating rifle designed principally by James Paris Lee. It first appeared in 1879, manufactured by the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company. Eventually Remington took over production and produced copies in .45-70. Arguably the most modern rifle in the world until the introduction of the 8mm smokeless powder using Lebel M1886 rifle, the Lee utilized the first successful box magazine, unlike the Lebel which still used a tube magazine.

The design was incorporated by the British into the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield rifles, thereby becoming one of the most widely used rifle designs of the 20th century. Remington's version saw only limited use by the U.S. Navy and was passed up in favor of the Krag-Jørgensen by the U.S. Army in 1892.

New Zealand purchased 500 for its militia in 1887. These were chambered in Remington's .43 Spanish (11.15x58mmR) caliber. These were quickly replaced after complaints about ammunition quality