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. This 1950-manufactured rifle features deluxe checkering and a tang-mounted Redfield peep sight. There is a hairline crack behind the rifle's receiver. Over all, its wood, metal, and bore are in very good condition.