Info on a Savage 1899

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  1. bsteelma

    bsteelma New Member

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    I need some help. I have a rifle that has "Model 1899" stamped on its barrel, but I cannot find a single photo or any info on the this rifle. It was given to me by my father-in-law, and I do not even know what caliber it is (not a .22, possibly .303). It is a single shot and has a falling block action, and every photo I have seen shows the Model 1899 as a lever action. I would appreciate any help to ID the rifle. Thanks.

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  2. 22shot

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    Welcome to TFF!

    Look at the Stevens Ideal #44; 1894-1932.

    I see the barrel is stamped "Savage High Pressure Steel" but maybe at the time they just made barrels for Stevens?

    Great pics!
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  3. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    It is a Stevens single shot but it has been re barreled, possible from an obsolete caliber to a more readily available one. These old Stevens that have been re chambered and/or re barreled are not that uncommon. The only way to determine the caliber it is to have a chamber cast made. That's why the barrel reads Model 1899.
  4. hrf

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    It's not a Stevens, but a Winchester Lo-Wall that has had a Savage 99 barrel installed. The Stevens frame is square where it meets the stock, versus the curved contour of the Winchester, and the action design is also different.
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    Thanks for the fast replies. I will look into the info provided. Also, here is a picture of some data on the lower reciever tang; "Pat Oct 7th 79" and the serial number. Sorry I didn't add this in the original post. Thanks.

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    The Stevens#44 was availible in .22LR; .25RF;.32RF; 25-20; 32-20; 32-40; 38-40; and 44-40. Sorry; no .303 British.

    The barrels were 24 or 26 inches; round; half octagon; and full octagon.
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    Yours has a full octogon.
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  8. bsteelma

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    hrf,

    Looks like you nailed. I researched the model you mentioned and that's it. I will get a chamber cast made to determine the caliber.

    Thanks to everyone for your fast responses, this has been driving me nuts for the last several days. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.
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    Good call; hrf

    I was hung up on the Savage/Stevens thing!

    Merry Christmas to all!
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