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Savage 1899D

deerhidedeerhide Member Posts: 224 ✭✭✭
edited March 2019 in Ask the Experts
Were they only sold in Canada?

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  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Interesting. 303 Savage cut and pasted from one for sale
    "This is an exceptional, original example of one of the Savage Model 1899-D Military Muskets sent to Canada on contract during World War I to arm the Montreal Home Guard. It's believed that all of the production was shipped to Canada. The rifles in "musket" form incorporated a bayonet lug and military style stock with a handguard. They were chambered in the 303 Savage cartridge so as not to delay delivery which would have resulted if the design was altered for the standard Canadian 303 British Mk II cartridge. The Guardsmen were responsible for purchasing their own rifles and had the option of having their names stamped on the stock. Many also chose to have their names engraved on the left side of the receiver, (not the case with this rifle). The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent dates, which the majority is covered by the hand guard and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver ahead of the trigger guard. Blade front sight and folding leaf rear sight graduated to 1,300 yards. The front barrel band is fitted with a bayonet lug. Blue finish with casehardened lever and mounted with a smooth full length walnut forearm with grasping grooves, matching hand guard, sling swivel on the rear barrel band and a straight grip perch belly stock with a steel carbine buttplate and sling swivel. The buttplate tang is marked with the rack number "328" and the top of the stock is stamped "F.A. STEVENSON" and "MHG/1914"

    Here is a second one which I doubt was bought by a 'home guard' cut and pasted
    *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)
  • deerhidedeerhide Member Posts: 224 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks Charlie Myers, That is what the owner of the one I saw today said.
  • deerhidedeerhide Member Posts: 224 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I didn't see the second clip........ Apparently all 'D's weren't long barrel'd.
  • deerhidedeerhide Member Posts: 224 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    'Meyers', sorry.
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