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James Paris Lee

From Graces Guide

James Paris Lee (1831-1904), designer of bolt and magazine employed in the Lee-Metford Rifle and the Lee-Enfield Rifle

1831 born in Hawick, Roxburghshire

1836 emigrated to Canada

1852 married Caroline Chrysler in Chatham, Ontario. They had two children.

Spent several years in the Remington works experimenting with his magazine for a bolt action gun. Then he set up his own company to commercialise his invention but this failed and the Remingtons took it up but without major success. Adopted by the British government - see Lee-Metford Rifle and Lee-Enfield Rifle[1]

1880 James Lee 48, a gun maker, was living in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut[2]

1896 Visited England[3]

1904 died in New York; buried in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Sources of Information

  1. Papers read before the Herkimer County Historical Society
  2. 1880 census
  3. Southampton departures
  • [1] Pitt Rivers Museum