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Old March 15, 2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Question on M1899 Savage

I have run across an early octogan barreled M1899 Savage in .303 Sav. There is a lengthwise groove in the top of the receiver ring. (Kind of like the sighting groove on the topstrap of some older pistols)
My question is: Is this original or has somebody been busy with a file.?

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Old March 16, 2006, 01:15 AM   #2
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I don't recall ever seeing a 99 with such a groove, and I can't imagine how one might be necessary for use with tangent sights.

My best guess, without seeing it or doing any more research tonight, is that it's NOT original.
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