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James Paris Lee 1831-1904

A major contribution to firearms design was made in 1878 when the inventor James Lee developed the box magazine, a significant improvement on the standard tube magazine that held cartridges under the gun barrel. Tradition has it that the invention took place in Wallacburg while Lee was visiting his brother.

Location

In Civic Square Park, Highway 40, Wallaceburg

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: Municipality of Chatham-Kent (District)

Municipality: Municipality of Chatham-Kent

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