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99 spotted on Smithsonian Channel Show #16070671 05/09/21
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I was watching a show on the Smithsonian Channel on Saturday. It was called Apocalypse: The Second World War. It's primarily all old footage. One of the segments had a British soldier showing civilians how to load a rifle. I suddenly realized that rifle he was demonstrating was Savage 99.

There's 6 episodes and it runs in chronological order. It was either episode 2 or 3, I'm not sure. It would have been sometime after Dunkirk when things were really bad in England. Didn't US citizens send rifles to England at about that point in the war?

Anyhow, I thought that was pretty cool and that folks here might be interested.

Dale


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Re: 99 spotted on Smithsonian Channel Show [Re: Dale K] #16071098 05/09/21
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Good eye. Presuming a 99F takedown.

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Nice "Ladies' Rifle".

Probably came in a "Bundle for Britain" and then melted down in the 70s.

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Re: 99 spotted on Smithsonian Channel Show [Re: Dale K] #16077327 05/12/21
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I saw that a few years ago but could never pull it up on the computer
the one thing I wanted to check is he cocked the lever and showed the ladies where the ammo went
but what round was he using a 303 sav or a 303 British


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It's on youtube, you can find it there and figure that out. The sling attachment on the forearm is interesting, never ran into a barrel band sling attachment that attaches over the forearm.



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Also dates, checkering, engraving.. useful desk or gun show carry book.
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Has to be a Savage cartridge, the 303 Brit is too long.


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