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    1885 Remington Lee Magazine (.45-70)

    Had one pulled apart to remove the large amount of grease inside- thought you would like a few pictures.

    The magazine spring is probably the most space efficient I've ever seen! It gets out of the way as the mag is loaded:













    And once again, there's no "complete" shot- there's definitely something wrong with me!

    One detail that I think is a weakness: This mag is REALLY difficult to strip and re-assemble. I won't do it often...

    Some additional info: pulled out of a USN contract rifle in .45-70. The rifle itself was cut down long ago and has the wrong sights, about no finish, and is missing it's extractor and extractor retainer. Bore's good though, so maybe one day it'll get running again- I really just bought it for the magazine!
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    Many "extended" .22 rimfire magazines use the same type curley-que spring that straightens out when loaded and curls back up as the mag. is emptied.
    I've never studied a Remington-Lee magazine before; but don't have them coming into the shop all the time!

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    Well, I reckon this is those .22 rfs' grandpappy.

    I've seen the "roll-up" spool springs in the plastic 10-22 Ruger extended "'nanner" mags, is that what you're thinking about? (The old Mitchell 50rd mags are more of a clockwork spring, I'm thinking of the others.)

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    Yes......

    The () magazine for 10/22 was the first to come to mind. I've seen the spring in other mags though, just don't recall which ones. The Mitchell was a clockwork type spring you had to wind up before loading.

    FWIW,

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    Parts for the Remington Lee

    Looking for bolt for my 1879. Any hints?

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