Historic 1928 Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in .30-30 C&R

SOLD FOR: $855

WOA#:  WY240214BT008

Make: Savage

Model:  99

Serial Number: 314600

Year of Manufacture: 1928

Caliber: .30-30 Win

Action Type: Lever

Markings: Right side of barrel is marked “Hi-Pressure Steel – Proof Tested”. The top of the receiver is marked with “SAVAGE MODEL 99”. The left side of the gun barrel is marked “.30-30”  The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 21 ½”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed dovetailed blade sight . The rear sight is an adjustable leaf sight

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a wood stock with minor pressure dents and scratches. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the metal buttstock. The stock rates in about excellent condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Internal Rotary Magazine

Type of Finish:  Blued Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, however there is some minor wear just past the chamber. This writer rates the bore at a 7/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 10% of its metal finish. The rifle has had most of its finish worn away. The barrel and receiver have patina and minor scratches but very little rust. This rifle rates at good condition, especially for its age.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Savage Model 99 was designed by Arthur William Savage, the founder of Savage Arms Company, and introduced in 1899. It was one of the earliest successful lever-action rifles to feature a rotary magazine, which allowed it to chamber pointed bullets that were typically not compatible with tubular magazines.

The Savage Model 99 enjoyed a long production run from 1899 to 1998, making it one of the longest-produced firearms in history. It gained popularity among hunters, sports shooters, and collectors for its reliability, accuracy, and unique rotary magazine design. The Model 99’s reputation as a dependable and versatile rifle ensured its enduring legacy in the firearms community.

Overall, the Savage Model 99 lever-action rifle is a classic firearm known for its innovative design, reliability, and versatility. With its rotary magazine, wide range of chamberings, and timeless appeal, the Model 99 continues to be cherished by shooters, hunters, and collectors around the world. -R.E.

Historic 1928 Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in .30-30 C&R
Historic 1928 Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in .30-30 C&R