Today, the detachable box magazine is part of virtually every military rifle, but there was a time when it was just an idea in the fertile mind of inventor James Paris Lee. The Remington-Lee was America’s first military bolt-action with a detachable box magazine.
Here's a look at the history of the storied .45-70 Gov't cartridge that still remains popular today.
In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester touted the company as having been “On Guard for America Since 1866.” This was never more true than when it produced arms and ammunition to help defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.
The No. 1 Tang Sight paved the way for William Lyman and the Lyman Gun Sight Co. in 1878.
The Enfield rifle-musket was preferred by Confederate sharpshooters, including South Carolina Sgt. Berry Benson. In fact, after Gen. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Benson walked home—and took his rifle with him.