Same guy designed both.
That said, i have never removed the firing pin from my R-L bolt. I would Bet it disassembles in a similar fashion as the SMLE, by unscrewing the firing pin (which is under spring pressure) with a spanner or something similar.
I do know who James Paris Lee was. I have several of his designs, including an 1879 Lee, a Long Lee Metford, SMLEs, and others. I just thought it would be obvious from the title of the thread that I am trying to figure out which Lee rifle the bolt is from: an 1882 Navy, or an 1885 Navy.
Got the firing pin out. It would have just jumped out except the end of the firing pin shaft, where the cocking knob is supposed to be, was slightly bent and that was preventing the firing pin from coming out. Now if I can just find a cocking knob and extractor assembly I will be all set.
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