I acquired this rifle about 25 years ago as payment for writing a technical manual for a guy who was manager of a chemical company. It is in mint condition with a schnabel forend walnut stock with beautiful and unworn checkering. The buttplate is steel with the indian head. Bluing is excellent and the lever appears to be case hardned. The date stamped on the barrel is Nov. 1898 and there is no indication of a model number on the rifle, only the serial. I also have a very old box of ammo that states: Savage .250-3000 for Savage Repeating Rifles Models 1899 and 1920. It does state on the box that the ammo was manufactured by Savage Arms Corporation, Utica, N.Y., U. S. A. Does anyone have an idea where I might be able to obtain information on this rifle?