Considered by many to be one of the greatest firearms ever made, the Model 99 is an American legend. The design of the 99 is superior to lever actions such as the Winchester 94 and the Marlin 336 because it can handle high intensity cartridges. The rotary spool magazine allows for the use of pointed bullets, which retain greater velocity downrange than the flat point bullets required by lever guns with tubular magazines. It has a cocking indicator on top of the tang and it ejects spent cartridges at an angle, which makes it easily adaptable to the use of telescopic sights. The 1899B variation can be easily differentiated due to its 26-inch octagonal barrel. It also features a straight grip. Manufactured in 1901, this antique lever action has a fixed front sight and is missing the rear sight. An adjustable rear tang sight has been installed. Its wood is in fair condition. Its metal and bore are in good condition.