NRA Gun of the Week: Savage Model 99 Rifle

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posted on December 26, 2015
When it comes to lever-actions, most folks think Winchester or Marlin. But Arthur Savage was way ahead of his time with his Model 99. It fed from a rotary magazine and could use pointed bullets. It had a cocking indicator and a chamber indicator and some of the most powerful cartridges of its day. Sadly, it was too expensive to produce. Learn more in this week's NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by Mark Keefe. 

Manufacturer:
Savage Arms Corp.
Model: 99F
Action: lever-action, center-fire rifle
Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine: internal rotary; five-round capacity
Barrel: 22”
Stock: walnut
Trigger Pull : 6 lb. 12oz.  
Sights: drilled-and-tapped receiver; post front, adjustable rear
Overall Length: 41.5”
Weight: 7 lbs. 12 ozs. with optic
Twist: 1:12” RH
Value: $305 to $860 (Blue Book of Gun Values, 36th Ed.)

For more on the Savage Model 99, please enjoy the following articles:

Savage Model 99 
Savage Model 99: A Look Back

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