Title: Savage Model 99 E .300 Savage Lever Action Rifle
Model: 99 E
Serial Number: B003340
Year of Manufacture: 1969 (?)(W Date Code?)
Caliber: .300 Savage
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle, Internal Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Savage Arms / Westfield, Mass. U.S.A.”. The barrel, at the chamber, is marked “.300 Savage” and “Hi-Pressure Steel-Proof Tested”. The receiver is marked “Savage / Model 99E”, “W” and “B003340”. The chamber is also marked “27” and “9”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a beaded blade on a front ramp, a rear dovetail with a filler and a Weaver K4 mounted to the receiver on 1” Weaver rings. The scope has fine crosshairs with a half length vertical post. The optics are clear. There is some scratching and perhaps a chemical/blood loss area on the eyepiece. Please see our photos. This does not appear to effect the scope.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are press checkered, lightly finished wood. There are very few marks to the finish and no splits or cracks. The LOP measures 13 ¾” to the back of the White Line butt pad. The stocks rate in about Very Good + overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and shiny and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion or pitting in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning at the edges of the receiver, slight wear at the muzzle and evidence of rack storage. There are one or two inconsequential surface scratches on the receiver, though the metal remains strong and smooth throughout. This gun was well cared for and carefully stored. The Screw heads are sharp, showing only very light wear. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as designed, though we have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None, but the attached scope.
Our Assessment: The Savage 99 was quite an influential rifle, with loyal followers both in its hay day and today. Savage even submitted their lever action rifle to the US Army when they were in the process of replacing the 1873 Springfield. There is good reason for the loyal following that these rifles have earned, the rotary magazine allows for loading and firing pointed bullets and the hammerless design both reduces the lock time and reduces the likelihood of the hammer snagging on brush or other obstacles in the field.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.
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