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1885 US Remington Lee Navy

Article about: 1885 Remington Lee Navy I recenty purchased this rifle at a gun show because I have had a rare magazine cartridge belt for the Rem Navy Lee for many years and I knew I would eventually have

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    1885 Remington Lee Navy
    I recenty purchased this rifle at a gun show because I have had a rare magazine cartridge belt for the Rem Navy Lee for many years and I knew I would eventually have to get the rifle and this one came along as a walk in at the show at a reasonable $1,050 price. It's not perfect but liveable and has good rifling and I intend to shoot it.
    The rear sight is the same as the standard 1879 Trapdoor Springfield rear sight, with the exception that the sight base is stamped R-L. The sliding buckhorn sight that goes on the ladder is missing and I need to get one and also a cleaning rod. Anyone have any of these items I can buy?
    The belt is Khaki color and not blue, which makes it Navy, not Army or militia. So I had to get a Navy Lee, The belt has a patent date of 1889 which would be correct for the rifle's early 1890's date. I believe these belts were in existence earlier and used with the earlier model Rem Lee rifles also as there are early referrences to the belt. The belt probably didn't receive a patent stamp until later. About an hour before I bought the rifle I found a 1873 Springfield/Krag sling that also could be used on the Rem Lee Navy rifle also. Normally you buy the rifle before you get the accouterments but not this time. Ray
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    The sling


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    Just a side note, Enfield incorporated the Remington Lee Magazine system to become the "Lee Enfield rifle", Ray

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