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*SPECTACULAR ONE OF A KIND FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 70152. Cal. 303. Very rare correct 23″ half oct bbl fitted with no rear sight slot and factory Lyman receiver sight. Gun features engraving similar to Premier or F grade style with a running bull elk surrounded by scrolls on one side and a big horn sheep in a mountain scene on other side. Bottom of receiver is Excelsior matted with grapevine style engraving, similar to Monarch style, with bull moose vignette in center. Deluxe feathercrotch walnut stocks in high gloss lacquer finish features C grade checkering as well as Monarch style carved side panels in front of stock. Correct rifle style buttplate. Vivid case colors on lever. This firearm appears to be the creation of several different styles of engraving, checkering and carving, which is also the conclusion of Savage historian J.T. Callahan, as so started in lengthy factory letter of authenticity. Factory employees put together some of the most elaborate creations, referred to by the company as “Government Jobs”. Truly unique and one of a kind style engraving, undoubted the work of factory engraver, Enoch Tue. Accompanied by letter from family of orig owner, W.I. King. Letter states King was an engraver and wood carver for Savage. One of the finest Savages cataloger has seen. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall condition is fine with 95% bright orig bbl blue, as well as 95% receiver blue, thinning very slightly. Stock shows very minor use with most all glossy lacquer finish remaining. 4-44814 LM52 (27,500-37,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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