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Timeline Overview

1891

Arthur William Savage receives patent for a repeating rifle with single column magazine lever action

1893

Savage receives patent for hammer-less design, striker fired mechanism, stock through bolt for rigid integration of receiver and stock

1894

Savage Repeating Arms Co. is formed in Utica, New York.

1895

Savage begins selling ammunition, which it continues until September 1897.

1897

New corporation of Savage Arms is formed with eight key stockholders.

1899

The Model 1899 lever action is launched.

1915

Driggs Seabury-Ordnance Co. buys Savage Arms.
Savage manufactures heavy war materials for World War I.

1920

Model 1899 name shortened to the well-known Model 99.
Savage purchases Stevens Arms Co. of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts.

1923

Horn builds distribution through unique channels like barber shops, gas stations and grocery stores.

1930

Savage buys A.H. Fox Gun Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Davis-Warner Arms and CrescentArms Co. of Norwich, Connecticut.

1938

Savage accepts contract with Auto Ordinance Co. to manufacture the 45 caliber Thompson Sub Machine Gun.

1940

Savage receives contracts from the U.S. Government to produce 30- and 50-caliber Browning machine guns.

1941

Savage receives contract for British Lee Enfield rifles, produced at Stevens; produced 1.2 million rifles in record time.

1945

Model 24 over-under is introduced in .410/22 LR configuration.

1946

Post World War II, Savage closes Utica, New York plant and moves all operations to Stevens manufacturing facility.

1957

Model 110 is introduced into the Savage bolt-action lineup.

1960

Savage moves all production to the current location of Westfield, Massachusetts.

1965

Model 110 gets refresh from Robert Greenleaf.

1994

Lakefield production acquired for rimfire production.

1995

Savage returns to private ownership, led by Ronald Coburn.

1998

Last Model 99 is produced in Westfield, Massachusetts.

2002

Savage introduces the AccuTrigger.

2009

AccuStock chassis system introduced.

2010

AXIS bolt-action rifle introduced.

2012

Savage introduces the Rascal youth model 22LR.

2015

The A17 is introduced, becoming the first semi-auto to safely cycle the 17 HMR using the delayed blowback system.

2017

Savage unveils its first line of MSRs, Modern Savage Rifles.

2018

Savage introduces AccuFit, a customizable stock to fit all shooters.