i have got a savage model 1899 38-55 octagon brl
or so i thought, but according to the serial number i am told it is a 1895 the serial # is 42.xxx on the barrel it has all the hash manufactured by the savage arms ... patented February 7,1893 July 25,1893 October 3,1899
how or why would it have the last patent date if it is a 1895 by the way a gun dealer here said it was at about 40% because of the finish with some rust on barrel ect... but it is all there and the action is still solid and smooth to have been in an attic for the last 30 to 50 yrs we are not sure how long but at least 30 for sure.help would be appreciated i checked the ser.#s on the forearm,stock and butt plate they all match the # on the weapon . the only mark under the forearm is a circle with an x in it there is also an x stamped on the forearm and stock above the ser. # possibly a quality control mark ?