Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 50: Savage Arms Corporation - 1899

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Documented Factory Engraved Savage Leader Grade Model 1899 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Documented Factory Engraved Savage Leader Grade Model 1899 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Savage Arms Corporation
Model: 1899
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-30 Win
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3306
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 34
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

The included factory letter from Stevens, Savage, and Fox historian Roe S. Clark confirms the serial number, caliber, barrel profile, (B) engraving, (B) checkered pistol-grip stock and January 28, 1905 date of shipment to Shoverling, Daly & Gales of New York. Features a German silver beaded blade front and Marbles filler block in the rear sight dovetail, and standard barrel markings. The receiver has factory "B" grade engraving with game scene vignettes of a doe on the right and a buck on the left surrounded by fine American scroll. The upper receiver tang is fitted with a Lyman adjustable rear peep sight. Full blue finish with polished bolt and casehardened lever. Fancy American walnut Schnabel forearm and pistol grip buttstock with factory "B" carved checkering and casehardened crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. 95% plus professionally restored blue finish remains with sharp recut engraving, some small nicks, and traces of light edge wear. The casehardened lever and buttplate show an attractive mix of original colors and dove gray patina with light handling marks. The refinished wood has freshened checkering, some slightly uneven borders and small over cuts but is otherwise very fine with attractive color and figure. Mechanically excellent.



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