SOLD FOR: $1113
Year of Manufacture: Circa 1930-1941
Caliber: .177 Caliber (based on our measurement with a calipers)
Action Type: Single-Shot Air Rifle With a Loading Port on the Barrel.
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “MODEL 99” and decorated with a depiction of a squirrel. The right side of the frame has the same depiction of a squirrel. There is a sticker on the right side of the wrist.
Barrel Length: Approximately 12”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a metallic bead fixed to the muzzle. The rear sight is a “V”-notch integral to the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is two-pieces featuring a metal forend with checkering and wooden butt with a straight wrist, straight comb and semi-crescent butt (the butt-plate/pad is missing). The stocks have scattered light handling marks, nicks and scuffs. Notably, there is some tape on the right side of the wrist and wear at the bottom of the wrist from the lever action. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is approximately 12”. The butt-plate is missing. Overall, the stocks are in Fair-Good condition.
Type of Finish: Black and Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with light erosion.
Overall Condition: The air rifle retains about 75% of its metal finish. There are scattered patches of finish loss primarily along the leading edges and lever. The areas where the finish has worn off are coated in oxidation and have taken a patina color. There are some light handling marks, nicks and scuffs. The markings remain clear. The screwheads have tool-marks but they remain serviceable. Overall, the air rifle is in Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a metal band at the rear end of the barrel that has to be pushed forward to reveal the loading port. After a pellet has been loaded, cover the loading port again and use the lever action to fire the pellet rifle. We have not fired this air rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Model 99 of unknown origin is a lever action air rifle chambered for .177 caliber pellets. The air rifle has some light-moderate handling marks, most notably missing its butt-plate, but still remains mechanically sound. There is not too much information on the maker of this airgun but it appears to be from the 1930s or early 40s. This is a fun old pellet rifle that you do not want to miss out on!