Our company's founders didn't mess around, and their spirit of American, get-it done ingenuity has always been Savage Arms' driving force. All of our category-changing innovations have come from just such a place of principle. We're constantly looking ahead, finding new ways to leverage technology to push performance ever higher.

But we're not just a bunch of lab geeks, either. We're shooters. Hunters. Competitors. We know what makes or breaks a firearm's performance out there in the real world. And throughout the years, we've spent time listening to the best competitive shooters, sharing campfires with hunters and guides, and comparing notes with gun writers. That collaboration, that hands-on experience, has fueled the development of features and processes unlike any ever seen in gun manufacturing.

The results could not be clearer: Modern firearms stripped of pretense and gimmickry, leaving only muscular, no-nonsense engines of performance. Just like the people who use them. They're purposebuilt firearms that come out of the box bristling with special features you won't find from other manufacturers.

That's why holding a Savage in your hands is knowing what winning feels like. Whether you use them for recreational or competitive shooting, self-defense or hunting, every inch of our products is designed to give you an edge. What began with Arthur Savage back in 1894, continues stronger than ever today.
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Timeline Overview

  • 1891

    Arthur William Savage receives patent for a repeating rifle with single column magazine lever action1891.jpg
  • 1893

    Savage receives patent for hammer-less design, striker fired mechanism, stock through bolt for rigid integration of receiver and stock1893.jpg
  • 1894

    Savage Repeating Arms Co. is formed in Utica, New York.1894.jpg
  • 1895

    Savage begins selling ammunition, which it continues until September 1897.1895.jpg
  • 1897

    New corporation of Savage Arms is formed with eight key stockholders.1897.jpg
  • 1899

    The Model 1899 lever action is launched.1899.jpg
  • 1915

    Driggs Seabury-Ordnance Co. buys Savage Arms.
    Savage manufactures heavy war materials for World War I.1915.jpg
  • 1920

    Model 1899 name shortened to the well-known Model 99.
    Savage purchases Stevens Arms Co. of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts.1920.jpg
  • 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.1945.jpg
  • 1946

    Post World War II, Savage closes Utica, New York plant and moves all operations to Stevens manufacturing facility.1946.jpg
  • 1957

    Model 110 is introduced into the Savage bolt-action lineup.1957.jpg
  • 1960

    Savage moves all production to the current location of Westfield, Massachusetts.1960.jpg
  • 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.2002.jpg
  • 2009

    AccuStock chassis system introduced.2009.jpg
  • 2010

    AXIS bolt-action rifle introduced.2010.jpg
  • 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.2017.jpg
  • 2018

    Savage introduces AccuFit, a customizable stock to fit all shooters.2018.jpg

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