Gun Of The Day - Marlin Model 1897 Rifle Our gallery visitors often have specific favorites they are seeking while touring the museum. A classic .22 lever-action rifle, like our GOTD can really make someone’s day when they see it in an exhibit case. The Marlin Model 1897 rifle was only produced from 1897 to 1922 and about 125,000 were made. This rimfire was made on a handy take-down action and could be ordered with a short 16 inch barrel as the “Bicycle Rifle.”
GUN OF THE DAY – Engraved Savage Model 1899 Rifle. Engraved with deluxe wood and a tang sight, this .250-3000 M99 also features a “cartridge counter” – handy to keep track of just how many rounds were left in the six-shot rotary magazine. Savage’s lever-actions, like Marlin and Winchester rifles, were made in several configurations from shorter carbines to longer muskets.