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*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899D TAKEDOWN LIGHTWEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 113187. Cal. 303 Savage. Beautiful lightweight rifle with 20″ tapered extra light bbl with German silver ramp-mounted front sight and sporting rear sight missing elevator & screw. Mounted with extremely beautiful shell & feather grain American walnut with fleur-de-lis and ribbon carved schnable tip forearm that has two styles of checkering, one about 24-lines per inch and the other about 32-lines per inch. Buttstock has a straight grip with matching checkering & carving on the wrist chedkered in about 24-lines per inch and raised side panels that are checkered in about 32-lines per inch. Buttplate is orig hard rubber with “SAVAGE QUALITY” and Indian logo in the center. Lever is color case hardened and the bolt is polished bright. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by Enoch Tue with the small rnd vignette of a wounded bull elk in a very detailed mountain scene on left side and the small rnd vignette of a running deer through a field scene with a very detailed tree & vegetation on right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns. Rear edges of receiver are engraved in block shaped borders and the entire receiver & lever boss are outlined in blank counterpoint with the majority balance of receiver beautifully purled in very very fine patterns. Consignor states that this rifle came from a family northwest of Phoenix, AZ and that it had been passed down through three generations from the grandfather who had bought it new. They all hunted with it but grandfather had made a rule that they could not hunt with it in rain or snow. But when someone told the brothers that this rifle was not a heavy enough caliber for elk or bear they traded it to a friend of the consignor for two pre-64 Model 70 Winchester 30-06 rifles. Consignor was able to purchase it from that gentleman. Accompanied by an old vinyl & canvas sleeve. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & receiver retain 95-97% strong orig factory blue with muzzle edge wear and a couple of light wear spots forward of the forearm and around edges of forearm under the wood; receiver shows only light sharp edge wear and some thinning on the bottom; lever retains strong faded case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces. Forearm has a chip near the right front edge and a couple of small chips in the buttplate, with small crack in right side of wrist and a few nicks, scratches & gouges and a small series of grain checks in the right side of the buttstock and overall retains 95-96% strong, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Canvas sleeve is fine. 4-47003 JR354 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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