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*EXQUISITE FACTORY “D” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 42863. Cal 303 Savage. 26″ full rnd bbl, orig blade front sight, Savage rear buckhorn rear sight, folding Lyman windage adjustable tang sight. Gun features some of the most extraordinary engraving encountered on a Savage rifle. Basically done in D grade pattern featuring American Bison on one side and tiger on other side. Bottom side of receiver has beautifully executed moose in oval. Top of receiver is done in heavy deep scroll as well as A heavy scroll wedge going out 2″ from the breech. Top of bolt features a deep relief matte panel having been applied. Stock features C grade style checkering with double border, having been executed very elaborately, and hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Gun represents one of the finest Savages ever produced. This gun was supposedly part of the Alan Mabe collection in the 1950’s Mr. Mabe’s collection of Savage arms was the most extensive collection of its type in private hands done at that time. This very gun is listed in the magazine article discussing Savage Model 99 rifles. In this article it listed 21 special firearms from the Mabe collection. This firearm was one of the ones mentioned. This gun was also later in the Leroy Merz collection. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent plus condition, with nearly all orig blue remaining as well as vivid case colors on lever. Orig wood excellent plus with most high gloss lacquer remaining. 4-44816 LM18 (15,000-20,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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