James Paris Lee designed scarce Model 1882s In 1885, the design was changed and therefore only about 1,000 Model 1882 Lee rifles were manufactured for the military the majority being for the army. The rear sight, buttplate and barrel bands were furnished by Springfield Armory. The left side of the receiver is marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y. U.S.A./SOLE MANUFACTURERS AND AGENTS/US.” The top of the left receiver rail is marked with “THE LEE ARMS Co. BRIDGEPORT, CONN. U.S.A./PATENTED NOV. 4TH 1879” followed by the serial number. “U.S.” and “V/P” are marked on the left rear of the barrel. David F. Clark’s “D.F.C.” inspection markings are on the left side of the barrel at the breech, right receiver rail, and right side of the bolt, and his cartouche is on the right side of the stock below the “US” marked buttplate tang. S/N 9298 .It appears all original with the correct cleaning rod & magazine. No repairs noted. Function is excellent. Blue is mostly retained with some patina on the receiver. Wood is in very good shape given age. No distractions of any kind, Antique.