The Savage Model 99 is a lever action hammerless rifle fed by an internal rotary magazine. It was produced from 1899 until 1998.
- READ THIS COMPLETELY THROUGH BEFORE PERFORMING ANY ACTION: To tighten or loosen the tension on the rotary magazine (Carrier) place, DO NOT TURN, a notched screwdriver (the notch needs to be wide enough to span the end of the threaded end of the Carrier Spindle while still slotted in the Carrier Spindle Nut) on the Carrier Spindle Nut (to find the Carrier Spindle Nut remove the forend you will see a slotted nut on the threaded end of the Carrier Spindle.). While holding the notched screwdriver on the Carrier Spindle Nut still and holding the Carrier (the rotary magazine fins) from rotating, remove the Carrier Spindle Head Screw (the screw above and just forward of the round count window on the left side of the action). When you remove the Carrier Spindle Head Screw the tension of the rotary magazine will stop being held by the Carrier Spindle Head Screw and transfer to the notched screwdriver on the Carrier Spindle Nut). Turn the Carrier Spindle Nut (clockwise (while looking at it) to reduce the tension and counterclockwise (while looking at it) to increase the tension) while holding the Carrier (the rotary magazine fins) from rotating, and trying to put the Carrier Spindle Head Screw back in. Go slowly and feel for the slot the Carrier Spindle Head Screw fits into. When you find the slot for the Carrier Spindle Head Screw slide it in and tighten. Release everything and remove the screwdriver from the Carrier Spindle Nut, Check the tension on the Carrier (the rotary magazine fins). If it feels right, test the action with dummy rounds or test fire at the range. If it passes, then you are complete. If not repeat the above until it does. Things to think about: 1.) The gun may fail to feed because the carrier tension is too high or too low; experience should point you in the correct direction. 2.) Having an assistant (with two extra hands) to help you will make it easier to accomplish the simultaneous tasks described above. Before starting, make sure that both of you have read and understand what needs to happen when.