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Old 09-06-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
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I'm hoping someone can give me some info on my 300 savage. It says savage 1893 model serial #274716, has manufactured by dates from 1893 to 1909. It's a lever action with a brass "counter" inside a little window on the side showing how many rounds are in it (it holds 5, plus 1 in the pipe), and when you trip a button under the barrel you can take it down into 3 pieces by opening the action and unscrewing the barrel. It's a great little gun, really accurate for open sights. I've had it since I was 14 or so, my dad bought it from a friend for my bday and now my sons are fascinated with it and I have no info about it. Sorry to be so long winded, but I'm curious, and it's my first post. Thanks



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Old 09-06-2012, 06:52 AM   #2
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Need photos !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other than the above, the take down model was not introduced until 1909 in the Model 1899A and 1899H. Both of which had .300 Savage chamberings. The serial number you give puts it in the Savage Mod. 99 series manufactured in 1924.

Will need good close-up photos of all markings and a couple of good quality over all photos for any other further info for you.


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Don't know much about your rifle, but I will say that the .300 Savage is a great round. It was considered by the U.S. military for a possible service round, but they went with the .308 instead. It can do just about anything the .308 can do, especially with handloads. In fact, I just sold my .308 and have bid on a Remington Model 722 bolt action in .300 Savage. To me there is just something about the older rounds that are not very common anymore and it is neat to shoot something that everybody and his brother doesn't have.
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An interesting classic that's out of production. I have an old Featherweight packed away (would look like the pic below but in better condition) but for the life of me can't recall if it's .303 Savage or .300 Savage which is a shame -- the .300 is still available and a little better, more modern, round. Wanna hear sadder?

I bought four boxes of .300 Savage and a Lee Loader for .303 Savage at shows within the past year or two just to hedge my bet! LOL

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I hope these photos work, I'm new to this, so I'm not sure if I'm posting these right
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Heres a couple pages that may help. The 300 savage about in the 1920's as thats as really as 300 cartidge was develored and if your rifle is mis stamped and is a '99 its from 1925. maybe something here can help. Let us know. Search for some photos to help too Looks like the first take was a 1899 250-3000 then only in the "99 in the B, F and G models . Look at the desriptions for the models.

Photos look like a 99 B model

http://www.savage99.com/savage99_dates.htm

http://savage99.com/models.htm

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I think you are correct, it appears to be a 1925 B model. Really appreciate the help, I've been curious about it for years. Now comes the fun part, taking my 15, 12, & 9 year old sons to the range so they can fire it, plus my 7mm Rem Mag. Took them last weekend to shoot my Xd45 for the 1st time and now they hooked...gun range, quality time with my sons, 49ers game on tv...gonna be a good weekend!!



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