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*SCARCE ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 94258. Cal. 30-30. Fine engraved Savage with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, Lyman front sight, missing its bead and Lyman folding rear sight with one broken leaf. Top tang has empty tang sight screw holes from where a sight was formerly installed. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with checkered & carved schnable tip forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Matching SN is found on rear face of forearm, rear face of buttstock and inside buttplate. Rear face of buttstock also has hand scratched initials “RM”. Receiver is beautifully engraved by Enoch Tue with the small vignette of a wounded bull elk on left side and a running doe on right side, both with very detailed background scenes. Both vignettes are surrounded by very detailed foliate arabesque patterns. Top of the receiver ring is engraved with a foliate pattern and square border pattern. Altogether a really beautiful special order rifle. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90% glossy orig blue, slightly thinned over chamber area; receiver retains about 70% orig blue, strong & bright on sides and over the top and near the lever boss on the bottom, thinning to silver toward the front; lever & buttplate are mostly turned silver with faint case colors on lever. Wood is sound and retains about all of an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, a little frosty in the grooves. 4-49505 JR401 (5,000-9,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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