30 inch Savage

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KeithNyst
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30 inch Savage

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Thought the folks here would enjoy seeing this one. Savage model 1899B (full octagon) made in 1906 chambered in 30-30. What is unique about this one is the 30" Optional barrel ... very, very few have been seen.
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Re: 30 inch Savage

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Sweet!! I know a dealer around here who has A 99 .303 with a 26" half round/octagonal barrel. it calls to Me.....
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Very nice old Savage, Keith do you have any history on that gem?




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Wow. I knew such existed, but have never seen even a photo that I can recall. It must feel like carrying a broomstick in the woods -- not a bad thing!
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Very nice one !!!
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Seen a 30" heavy-barrel bolt action Savage in 308, but not quite the same historic charm...
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ollogger wrote:
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Very nice old Savage, Keith do you have any history on that gem?

Brad
Brad, it lettered as 30" so original; shipped in August of 1906 to a hardware store in St. Paul, MN. I bought just outside of St. Paul, so it did not go far in 116 years.
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I love old lever guns with extra length barrels! And as you mentioned a Savage with a barrel over 26" is very rare, and more so in a 30"! Great find!
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Re: 30 inch Savage

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Thanks Keith, A bit of cool history on a great gun



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Re: 30 inch Savage

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Very Nice! I don't have any 99s, I'm a Winchester and Marlin Guy, have a few long barrels. Cool!
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That's a beauty! love the 99s
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I bet it just sits there on target like it was welded to it!
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Now THAT'S a levergun! Very nice find.
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Re: 30 inch Savage

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i like it! and im very curious about muzzle velocities if you measure them.
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Re: 30 inch Savage

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Grizz wrote:
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i like it! and im very curious about muzzle velocities if you measure them.
Grizz, I've only taken it out once so far. I worked up a reduced load of 28.0 grains of H4895 with a Speer 130gr FP. Hodgdon lists the starting load as 31.5 gr, 2248 fps with that bullet in a 24" barrel. My average velocity, 10 shot with the chrono at 15 ft, was 2090 fps.
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Re: 30 inch Savage

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Thanks. Most interesting firearm. FUN !
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