I'll give Savage kudos on the rotary magazine, but comparing it to the Winchester Model 1894 and Marlin 1895 is apples to oranges to grapefruits. While calibers in the Savage 1899 and earlier Savage 1895 were initially the same as the Winchester Model 1894, a better comparison from a design standpoint would be the Winchester Model 1895 and it's introductory use of the .30 US (aka .30-40 Krag).picketpin":2mjstsgk said:The Savage 99 was a lot better rifle and a heck of a lot more modern given the time frame than the Winchester 94 and the Marlin 95 ever were.
christiancowboy":1agncqnr said:Does ruger plan on making any lever action rifles?
Apparently they are still making them. I saw a brand new 96/22 (22 Magnum) at a local dealer today and while I didn't check the serial number, I know it hasn't been there long. The finish was a matte blue like the Hawkeyes, which I think must be a recent change in this model line.chet15":34honvpj said:But Ruger's dates of manufacture webpage shows them being made clear into this year. I'm not sure if they are really making them (selling them someplace like England) or if the numbers they show there just represent old stock that is finally getting shipped.