The model 99 is Savage's famous hammerless lever action. It uses a internal rotary magazine (later models were also available with a detachable box magazine) allowing the use of spitzer bullets, making it a very popular hunting rifle while it was in production.
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.
(1899 - 1999)
- Type: Rifle
- Caliber: 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:
|Joe Kidd||Robert Duvall||Frank Harlan||1972|
|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|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Air Date|