Book Review: Collector’s Guide to the Savage 99 Rifle
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Savage is an often under appreciated gun company, and the Savage Model 99 a rifle often not given the credit it is due. How many other firearms can claim to have been in active production by their original company for 103 years, with more than a million examples made? Well, for those who are interested in collecting the Model 99 (or its earlier iterations, the Model 1895 and Model 1899), David Royal’s “Collector’s Guide to the Savage 99 Rifle” is the sole and definitive source of information. He carefully catalogs all of Savage’s model designations, factory options, production dates, serial numbers, and other such details. It is not a book with a lot of outside context, and thus not much of a general-interest read – but for the serious Savage enthusiast it is indispensable.
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