This 77+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Arthur William Savage of Utica, New York, first established The Savage Arms Company in 1894. Savage is perhaps most notorious for his 1897 invention of the lever action rifle, the Savage Model 99. This particular gun remained in production until 1999. Savage also invented the removable box magazine in 1908, as an improvement to the Model 99 firearm. This detachable box magazine is used in most military firearms, though it did not hit the firearm industryÕs mainstream until the patent expired in 1942. Additionally, Savage also invented the rotary magazine, which allowed shooters to see how many cartridges remained. He also invented the first mass-manufactured hammerless rifle, which used a firing pin rather than a hammer. Such firing pins were included on the Model 95 and Model 99 guns. The firing pin was a vast improvement in the firearms industry because they accelerated much faster, thus prohibiting any tremors of the shooter to affect the point of aim.
Lewis machine guns, used in World War I, the Model 24 combination gun, Thompson submachine guns, which was used in World War II, the Model 24 .22/.410 combo guns and the Model 94 single barrel shotgun were all noteworthy guns produced by Savage Arms. Most recently the company developed the AccuTrigger and Accustock.
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This piece was illustrated by Savage, Steele. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
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