HC Deb 14 March 1887 vol 312 c229

After a series of exhaustive experiments with every description of magazine rifle, the Committee specially charged with this question have found themselves able to recommend two forms of rifles (the Lee-Burton and the Improved Leo) for final trial. If this should prove to be, in either case, satisfactory, as there is every reason to hope, the construction of the now magazine rifle will be proceeded with as quickly as possible.