Lee-Metford 1888 magazine bolt-action rifle .303


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01. Original name Rifle, Magazine (Mark 1)  
03. Popular names Lee-Metford, Long Lee Metford,  
02. Other official names Magazine Rifle, Lee-Metford  
05. Designed by Action and magazine by James Paris Lee, barrel by William Ellis Metford  
06. Design date 1888  
07. In service date(s) 1889 - 1895  
08. Adopted by British Army and Navy  
10. Mechanism Bolt-action, rear locking, double row magazine initially 8 rounds later 10  
13. Practicality in action Slick bolt action but no provision for charger loading  
09. Production quantities 280,770  
14. Comments / Other information The Metford rifling was designed to manage blackpowder fouling, but became rapidly eroded by the higher flame temperatures of Cordite ammunition   
11. Weight 9lb 8oz / 4.309kg  
04. Chamberings .303 British aka 7.7×56mmR, initially Blackpowder, Cordite from 1897  
12. Mountings Sword bayonet pattern 1888  
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