Savage Model 99 EG 99EG 99-EG .300 Sav 24″ Lever Action Rifle MFD 1952 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1065

LSB#: 220111FC020

Make: Savage Arms Corporation

Model: 99-EG

Serial Number: 641682

Year of Manufacture: 1952

Caliber: .300 Savage

Action Type: Lever Action with Rotary Magazine. This is a solid frame model.

Markings: The front of the lever boss is marked with an ovalled “2”. The left side of the barrel is marked “.300 SAVAGE” and with an ovalled “SP” proof. The top of the barrel is marked “SAVAGE ARMS CORPORATION / CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. U.S.A.”. The right side of the barrel is marked “HI-PRESSURE STEEL – PROOF TESTED”. The underside of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The top of the chamber ring is marked “SAVAGE / MODEL 99”.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade in a slotted base dovetailed into a serrated ramp machined to the front of the barrel. The rear of the barrel has a dovetail cut that is installed with a flat filler. The rear sight is a Redfield aperture peep sight attached to the top tang. The top of the receiver has two pairs of aftermarket drilled, tapped, and filled holes.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip with a black checkered hard rubber grip cap, straight comb, schnabel tip forend, and a serrated shotgun style buttplate. There are sling swivel studs installed on the belly and bottom of the forend. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is a small loss on the belly at the stud from installation. There are a few scattered light compressions and a couple of little marks through the finish. The checkering is mostly sharp with a couple of light marks. The LOP is 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some patina, little scratches, patina, and a few scabs. The stocks rate in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blued with Case Color Lever

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The cartridge spool is steel. There are some scattered little spots of frost on the receiver and a couple of spots of thinning. The edges have finish loss. The lever base has some spots of dried oil. There is thinning and areas of discoloration on the lever. The barrel has some finish loss at the muzzle. There are some little marks through the finish on the barrel and a few that have caused some small spots of light thinning. There are a few little spots of faint surface oxidation on the barrel. The screwheads are sharp to lightly worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 1899/99 model rifles have quite a history. They were preceded by the Model 1895, which was the first hammerless lever-action rifle produced. A hammerless action was useful as it reduces the lock time, allows the rifle to be fired more accurately and is less likely to jam in brush or snag in clothing. The 1895 and 1899/99 models used a rotary magazine to hold the cartridges, using a spring-loaded spool with grooves. The 1899/99 models added a counter to the spool to indicate how many rounds are loaded. This design allowed the use of spitzer bullets, which could not be used in most of the lever action rifles of the times because the pointed tips in the tubular magazines could cause accidental discharge. This gave Savage a lead in producing rifles that could handle high velocity smokeless powder cartridges with bullets offering flatter trajectories than other lever-action designs. This is a Model 99 EG, a solid frame model made with a checkered pistol-grip stock and a Schnabel tipped forend. The rifle has a 24” barrel and comes with a brass beaded blade front sight with its upper tang installed with an aperture tang sight. This rifle is in great mechanical condition for being over 70 years old and has a great bore. This is a nice find for the Savage 99 collectors. If the collectors don’t pay enough attention, this will make a great deer rifle for next season. Please see our photos and good luck!

Savage Model 99 EG 99EG 99-EG .300 Sav 24" Lever Action Rifle MFD 1952 C&R
Savage Model 99 EG 99EG 99-EG .300 Sav 24″ Lever Action Rifle MFD 1952 C&R