Savage 99

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Savage 99 - .300 Savage
Savage 99F with scope - .300 Savage
Savage 99DL Rifle with Monte Carlo stock - .308 Winchester
Savage 99R - .243 Winchester
Savage 99 with straight stock - .303 Savage

The Savage Model 99 is Savage's famous hammerless lever action rifle.

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Design

The Savage 99 was the culmination of Arthur William Savage's lever action technology, using technology from their previous two rifles, the Savage 1892 and the Savage 1895, which was the first hammerless lever action rifle. The Savage 99, like its precursors, uses a hammerless design, as well as an internal rotary magazine (later models were also available with a detachable box magazine), thus allowing the use of spitzer bullets, something other lever guns were incapable of doing due to the use of tubular magazines. Apart from its innovative internal rotary magazine, the Model 99 also featured a round counter and striker indicator, features that paved the way for technical advancements on firearms today. The unique and reliable design of the Savage 99 allowed for many different models, finish options and caliber choices, making it a very popular hunting rifle while it was in production. Some of the finish options for the Savage 99 included different stock checkering, scope options, bolt jeweling and case hardening. Some of the models produced under the 99 design included the 99A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, R, RS, EG, T and the DL. The Savage 99 was produced for 100 years, from 1899 to 1999. Over one million Savage 99s were produced and it is still a popular choice with firearms enthusiasts today.

Caliber List

The Savage 99 was chambered, at various times, for roughly fifteen different calibers. These included .300 Savage, .308 Winchester, .243 Winchester, .284 Winchester, .358 Winchester, .22 High Power, and .303 Savage (there were other calibers but these were the most common) during the 100 odd years that it was manufactured.

During its long production history the Savage 99 was chambered at one time or another for .303 Savage, .30-30 Winchester, .300 Savage, .250 Savage (also called the .250-3000 Savage, as the first American commercial round to produce a velocity of over 3,000 feet per second (900 meter per second)) .358 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, .284 Winchester, .38-55 Winchester, .32-40 Ballard, .375 Winchester and, by special order with a replacement barrel, .410 bore shotshell as a single-shot.

Specifications

(1899 - 1999)

  • Type: Rifle
  • Calibers: Many
  • Weight: between 6.5 and 7 lbs (2.9 - 3.1 kg) depending on configuration
  • Length: 39.75 in (100.9 cm), 41.75 in (106.0 cm)
  • Barrel length: 20 in (50.8 cm), 22 in (55.8 cm), 24 in (60.9 cm)
  • Capacity: Varies with caliber; usually 5+1
  • Fire Modes: Lever-Action

The Savage 99 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Joe Kidd Robert Duvall Frank Harlan 1972
Badlands Martin Sheen Kit 1973
Dawn of the Dead Ken Foree Peter 1978
The Howling Christopher Stone Bill Neill 1981
Death Hunt Charles Bronson Albert Johnson 1981
Hoffa John C. Reilly Pete Connolly 1992
Scotland, PA. James LeGros Joe 'Mac' McBeth 2001
Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Dwight Yoakam Sheriff Belmont 2005
Red State Michael Parks Abin Cooper 2011


Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Haven 2010-Present
Longmire Marshall Allman Kellen Dawes "Election Day" (S02E10) 2013
Longmire Lou Diamond Phillips Henry Standing Bear "Natural Order" (S02E11) 2013


See Also

  • Savage Arms - A list of firearms manufactured by Savage Arms.



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