It is a look that I like -a vintage appearance —showing that the rifle has been around the block several times, but is still in very good shape. Think he bought this in late 70's but not sure. As it happened an older fellow had just cleaned out his safe and asked the shop to help him sell some of his guns. It is known as the Model 99D Musket. Savage did not do that until the late 1950s. I'd put it on your favorite auction site start it a zero and see where it ends.
An example would be an 1899 with an octagonal barrel. The lever uses a curved blade of very strong appearance, also case hardened, which connects the lever to the innards and allows it to actuate the bolt. The post-1970 numbers are all mixed up with other Savage rifles, so it's not 99 specific. The Savage Model 99 lever-action rifle is no longer in production, and over the past two decades or so the. Thank you gentlemen, regards to all. It has a cocking indicator on top of the tang and it ejected spent cartridges at an angle, which made it easily adaptable to the use of telescopic sights.
The was chosen over the Savage and other models. It is still popular in Europe today, where it is known as the 5. The letter will start at A for 1949 and X for 1970, the O and Q were not used so as to not get them mixed up. Political controversy led to the cancellation of the contract and the New York National Guard was therefore equipped with obsolete single-shot rifles during the. I picked it up, looked it over and made my offer. I don't think this will interest collectors so that market goes away.
In my humble opinion the great Model 99 should have ranked higher. Shortly thereafter came the first commercial cartridge to offer a muzzle velocity of 3000 fps, the. It has a good trigger and is reportedly a very accurate and dependable rifle. Murray's has a rough guide up through 1949 at the back. Velocity results for several handloads are included in the full article cited above. If this was in 308W, you'd really have something. Although no longer produced it remains highly revered, as it was the foundation from which Arthur Savage built one of America's great gun companies.
This round, however, has a case length of 2. What I find interesting is the guys father bought the gun new upon graduation from college, hunted with it a few times, and then stored it away for years. You probably won't be sorry you kept it. I have a 99 in 300 Savage made in the early 1950's. If your gun has been altered it will be more difficult to locate.
This cartridge was a ballistic twin to the. Is the butt stock cracked behind the upper tang. The gun showed signs a few stock nicks and dents of having been carried some during hunts but the barrel and the outside were pristine. The Savage Model 1899 was produced in a wide variety of models identifiable by serial number and alphabetical designations. So if anyone can give me a little more info about my breakdown 300, that would be great. In general, that is what I found with the factory loads.
The model variety results from differences in barrel length and configuration, wood design, and whether the rifle uses a rotary magazine or the removable box magazine that was introduced at a later date. The big dog in the thirty camp at the time was the military. The model is stamped in front of the receiver just behind the fore end. Then, here is a cartridge, the. I have had it for 8 years and i barely use it. There is no rust and blue on the barrel is complete.
The receiver is not drilled and tapped for scope bases. This post discusses the design of a classic, lever action rifle, the Savage Model 99, in. A few notes to those who might consider the purchase of an older 99. Some are marked 99M which was never a Savage model and was merely short for a Monte Carlo stock. The barrel is stamped: Savage Arms Corporation Chicopee Falls, Mass.