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*RARE ENGRAVED PROTOTYPE SAVAGE MODEL 99F LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 764145. Cal. 308. Beautiful featherweight 99 with 22″ lightweight tapered rnd bbl, sheared front sight on ramp with Marbles folding leaf rear sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. The caliber marking over the chamber area is hand stamped. It is mounted with extraordinary flame and shell grain American walnut with rounded forearm that has checkered kidney shaped panels on each side. Buttstock has shield shaped checkered raised side panels and a checkered, capped pistol grip with serrated blued steel buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved with semi-relief vignettes of a grizzly bear standing at a tree in an extremely detailed forest scene. Right side is likewise engraved with a crouching mountain lion also in an extremely detailed forest scene with both panels surrounded by very well executed, fine foliate arabesque patterns that has a very fine stippled background. Bottom of receiver is equally beautifully engraved with raised intertwined initials that appear to be “CBE” or some combination thereof, which is also surrounded by extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver and top tang. Bolt is jeweled and it has a brass cartridge counter rotary magazine. Screw heads are all engraved. Top of receiver has a cocked indicator and is factory drilled and tapped for scope bases. The prototype part of this rifle is the caliber which at the time this rifle was mfg. was not being offered. Consignor obtained this rifle when Savage was on the verge of bankruptcy many years ago and sold their R&D Room, which included this rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching incl bbl, forearm, buttstock and buttplate, appears to be new and unfired. Retaining virtually all of its bright orig finish with brilliant case colors on lever and bright blue on bbl and receiver. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 tiny little nicks and retains virtually all of its satin orig finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-46889 JR297 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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