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Remington Lee Model 1885 Rifle Attributed to USS Monterey

.45-70 caliber, 32" barrel, S/N 51222. Blued finish, walnut stock. Receiver ring marked in four lines: U.S.N. / {ANCHOR} / No. 2368 / W.W.K. Top edge of receiver marked in two lines: REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, ILION, N.Y. USA / SOLE MANUFACTURERS AND AGENTS 51222. Buttplate marked 41 / MONTEREY, suggesting issue to that ship. Weak cartouche on reverse wrist. Correct 1879 pattern rear sight for this serial number range that is correctly marked "RL" on the reverse wall indicating "Remington Lee." Sling swivels leather sling. Includes a US M1873 pattern socket bayonet with scabbard that has a USN rosette.

The USS Monterey saw Spanish-American War service in the Pacific Ocean supporting actions in the Philippines and later China.

Condition:

Good. Retains some finish, with scattered oxidation and light pitting leaving some of the markings weak. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Buckhorn slide on rear sight broken and loose. Stock lightly sanded with numerous bumps and dings. Sling fair to good, bayonet very good as is scabbard.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,115
05/01/2019

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