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*RARE FACTORY EXCELSIOR ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 83211. Cal. 32-40. Orig 26″ full rnd bbl, typical orig Savage factory sights. Very interesting unique gun featuring grape leaf pattern engraving w/ entire receiver & lever housing encased in very finely matted background. This is referred to as Excelsior style work. Another unique feature on gun is fancy deluxe uncheckered burl wood with high gloss lacquered finish and crescent buttplate. Check of factory records indicate this is a no record gun, probably made for exhibition and never recorded in warehouse records. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall fine condition with 97-98% high gloss blue with a few pinpicks from storage. Receiver retains most blue as well. Wood is in fine condition, 95% orig lacquer finish with few light handling marks. In the 25 years this cataloger has been collecting Savages, this is the only one seen in this configuration. 4-44807 LM6 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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