Savage 99-CE Centennial .300 Sav 22” Lever Action Rifle 1996-97 851 of 1000

SOLD FOR: $3,725

LSB#: 240507TB007

Make: Savage Arms

Model: 99-CE (Centennial Edition, 851 of 1000)

Serial Number: AS0851

Year of Manufacture: 1996 – 1997

Caliber: .300 Savage

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle fed by Detachable Magazine

Barrel Length: 22”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a ramped base fixed to the barrel above the muzzle. The rear sight is a U-notch dovetailed to a two-piece fully adjustable Williams mount fixed to the top rear of the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece deluxe hand-checkered walnut featuring a capped semi-pistol grip, a Monte Carlo style comb and rubber buttpad. There are sling studs at the forend and belly. The wood shows no notable wear or damage, just a few light handling and storage marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks are in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue, Nickel and Gold Accents

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 9 or 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no notable wear or damage, just some light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this firearm. We have cleaned this firearm and performed a mechanic’s check but expect many will want to clean the firearm again depending on their standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a wooden display box with ornate Savage plaque on the lid and foam interior and one (1) 4-round magazine with intact feed lips and strong follower spring.

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 the tubular magazine rifles of the times because the pointed tips in the tubular magazines could cause an accidental discharge. This gave Savage an advantage in producing rifles that could handle high-velocity smokeless powder cartridges with bullets offering flatter trajectories than other lever-action designs.

This commemorative rifle celebrates this iconic design and its 100+ year history with a beautifully engraved nickel receiver and lever, 24kt gold-plated accents and deluxe hand-checkered walnut stocks. A rare opportunity to take your lever action rifle to the next level.  Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding!

-J. Ren

Savage 99-CE Centennial .300 Sav 22” Lever Action Rifle 1996-97 851 of 1000
Savage 99-CE Centennial .300 Sav 22” Lever Action Rifle 1996-97 851 of 1000