Savage 99EG Lyman All-American 300 Savage CLASSIC
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This beautiful Savage Model 99EG in 300 Savage is up for auction. Manufactured in 1949, it comes with an era-perfect Lyman All-American 4X scope with clear optics, mounted on an also era-perfect Pachmayr Lo-Sling side-winder scope mount, and sporting a nice and yes again era-perfect Pachmayr ventilated hard rubber butt pad. Original front and rear iron sights remain intact, 23" barrel, both original sling swivel studs. Safety works with the right index finger like a cross bolt, but it is not push button – rather you slide a metal protrusion forward to lock the lever and the trigger (can anyone explain this?). The lever cycles smoothly and locks up firmly. Wood is nicely checkered and is in excellent condition – see the many photos. Metal bluing only shows slight wear at the lever and the action underbelly "carry point" where human oils have caused slight lightening of the dark blue color – not bad at all though. Bore is very clean and rifling is very shiny and pronounced. Not test fired, but I believe this one functions perfectly as it is supposed to!! (Photos of the original Pachmayr scope mount box and paperwork are from the Web and are not included in this auction.)

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The following info is offered by a Savage Lever rifle collector. "That s/n will predate the start of Lever Boss Codes (LBC) by a year or two. This rifle was probably made in 1947 or 1948. Is the barrel stamped with a Chicopee Falls address or a Utica address? Savage moved production from Utica, NY to Chicopee Falls, MA in 1947 at around s/n 500K. They used some leftover Utica-stamped barrels after the move. If the barrel says 'Utica,' the rifle will date to 1947. If it says 'Chicopee Falls,' it will date to 1948. The LBC system started in 1949 with the letter 'A'." The barrel states "Chicopee" and the rifle does not have an LBC and the s/n is about 506K, so this rifle was more likely manufactured in 1948.

Some general information about the Savage Model 99 and its history follows. (Some of this general information may not apply to this specific rifle.) The Model 99 (and its predecessor models 1892, 1895, and 1899) was a series of lever action rifles created by the Savage Arms Company in Utica, New York. The Model 99 was preceded by the Model 1895, which was the first hammerless lever-action rifle produced. The hammerless design was a useful improvement as it reduces the lock time (the time from trigger pull to firing). This allows the rifle to be fired more accurately, because the rifleman's muscular tremors have less time to move the rifle off-aim. A hammerless design is also less likely to jam in brush or clothing.

The immediate predecessor of the Model 1895, the Model 1892, was one of the contending rifle models offered to the U.S. Army when they were looking to replace the Springfield Model 1873 trapdoor rifle. The Krag–Jørgensen was chosen over the Savage and other models.[2] The Model 1892 was never put into production (and indeed predated the actual establishment of the Savage Arms Company; the Model 1892 was a collaborative venture between Arthur Savage and Colt's Manufacturing Company), and instead it was further developed into the Model 1895. The Model 1895 musket in .30-40 Krag was the winner of an 1896 competition for a New York National Guard rifle contract, beating out the Winchester Model 1895. Political controversy led to the cancellation of the contract and the New York National Guard was therefore equipped with obsolete single-shot Trapdoor Springfield rifles during the Spanish–American War. Later refinements to the Model 1895 design led to the Model 1899, later simply shortened to the Model 99. In 1899, Savage offered to convert any existing Model 1895 rifle or carbine to Model 1899 configuration for a $5 fee.

The 1895, as well as the later Model 1899 and early Model 99, used a rotary magazine to hold the cartridges. The rotating magazine uses a spring-loaded spool with grooves to hold the cartridges. The Savage 1899 took advantage of the spool to include a counter to indicate how many shots are left. The Model 99 continued using this system for many years, until its replacement with a detachable magazine (this rifle you are considering bidding on).

The rotating magazine design (as opposed to the more common tube magazine design such as Winchester lever rifles) allowed the rifle to be one of the first lever-action rifles to use spitzer bullets. Previous lever-action rifles used tubular magazines, which placed cartridges of ammunition end to end. The pointed tips of a spitzer bullet would touch the primer of the cartridge in front of it, possibly causing an accidental discharge. Another novel safety feature was that, upon cocking the rifle, a small pin would protrude above the top receiver to indicate the rifle was cocked and ready to fire.

During its long production history, the Savage 99 was chambered at one time or another for .303 Savage, .30-30 Winchester, .300 Savage, .25-35 Winchester, .250 Savage (also called the .250-3000 Savage, as the first American commercial round to produce a velocity of over 3,000 ft/s), .22 Hi Power, .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .358 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, .284 Winchester, .38-55 Winchester, .32-40 Ballard, .375 Winchester and, by special order with a replacement barrel, .410 bore shotshell as a single-shot.

Perfectly balanced and superbly accurate, the Model 99 is a tribute to the genius of its inventor Arthur Savage. With well over 2 million sold, the Model 99 has its place in history as one of the world’s truly great rifles.

The .300 Savage cartridge is a rimless, .30 caliber rifle cartridge developed by the Savage Arms Company in 1920. It was designed to replace the less powerful .303 Savage in their popular Savage Model 99 lever-action rifle. Despite having a short case and a rather stumpy neck, the cartridge is capable of propelling a 150-grain bullet at over 2,600 ft/s with an effective range of over 300 yd.

The original intent of its designers was to offer a cartridge that could approach the ballistics of the .30-06 Springfield, while at the same time using a smaller case that could be cycled through a short-action lever rifle. Although it fell somewhat short of its ballistic goals (by about 150 ft/s), its performance outclassed other contemporary .30 caliber lever-action cartridges including the .30-30 Winchester and .30 Remington.

It soon became a popular deer and medium-sized game cartridge among North American hunters, and by mid-century nearly every major US firearms maker offered a .300 Savage chambering in at least one of its rifle models. The .300 Savage distinguished itself further by serving as a peer to the .308 Winchester (7.62×51mm NATO) cartridge, a round that was developed for the U.S. armed forces in the 1950s and which is still in use today. The .300 Savage remains quite popular with handloaders who are able to use newer smokeless powders and more aerodynamic bullets to obtain optimum performance from it.

Pressure level for the .300 Savage is set by SAAMI at 46,000 CUP. The cartridge has been used for deer, moose, and elk. It has been especially popular in lever rifles and has a power advantage over the .30-30 Win., also a favorite in such guns.

The writer has long been fascinated by Arthur Savage, the company’s founder, so please indulge the following bio. Arthur William Savage (May 13, 1857 – September 22, 1938), was a businessman, inventor and explorer. He is most famous as the inventor of the Savage Model 99 a famously innovative lever-action rifle, which remained in production for over 100 years, and the founder of Savage Arms, a gun company. However, his most lasting and valuable inventions may be radial tires, and it has been argued, the modern detachable box magazine used in almost all modern military firearms. He also invented an early torpedo and built and raced cars.

He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, British West Indies. His father was Welsh, a special commissioner to the West Indies, charged with setting up an educational system for the slaves emancipated in 1834. He attended schools in Britain and Baltimore, MD in the United States and had a classical education. He married, and had eight children. Four were boys, four were girls.

In the late 1880s he took his family to Australia, homesteading in a covered wagon. He came to own what was then the largest cattle ranch in Australia. Eleven years later he sold it and bought a coffee plantation in Jamaica. In 1892 he moved to Utica New York, and hired himself to a railroad, the Utica Belt Line Street Railroad (See List of New York railroads). He also got part-time work at a gun factory, the Utica Hammer Magazine Company.

Utica, NY, Savage Arms. Savage, and his son Arthur John, began designing guns. His first model, in 1887, was a lever-action rifle with the magazine in the stock, rather than under the barrel. Six years later, he patented a lever-action rifle able to shoot then-modern guncotton military center-fire cartridges with .303-caliber spitzer bullets. This "Model 95" was the direct predecessor of the model 99.

Savage invented a novel rotary magazine rifle. A benefit of this magazine was that it had a cartridge counter on the left side of the receiver that enabled the shooter to tell how many cartridges remained in the magazine. In 1894, Savage started Savage Arms in rented space on Hubbell street in Utica, New York to produce his new rifle. The Savage Arms factory was later (1897) moved to Tilden Avenue in Utica New York. Slightly later, in 1897, he filed for the patent on a nearly identical gun with a removable box magazine. This is substantially the modern Savage Model 99 lever-action rifle. It stayed in production until 1999.

Additional $45.00 Shipping is to pay for fully insured (insurance is a big part of the cost) FedEx Ground shipping of this very heavy package (wood case is heavy) to all states except California, Alaska, Maryland, New Jersey, and Hawaii. In those states add $45. Shipping will be fully insured, and packaged securely to protect your investment. You will be emailed the FedEx Ground Tracking Number same day as shipping. Please send you FFL by email promptly so shipping paperwork can be prepared to support fastest shipping to you.

This is a very capable rifle for hunting and is ready to hunt straight out of the shipping box (check the scope center though). It’s in simply excellent shape end-to-end, and is a truly classic combination of rifle and scope. .300 Savage is a truly classic round from a bygone era, but is still readily available and affordable! Classic Savage 99s with this classic hardware in this classic round and in this kind of superb shape are very few and far-between these days! Don’t miss this opportunity!! Get your bid in now!! Check out my 70+ other auctions! Consider using the LAYAWAY Option!!!

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.300 Savage
Barrel Length
23 inch
Mfg Part Number
12.00 Pounds