By Lars Dalseide | June 21 2012 17:07

Savage Model 99 Rifle owned by Theodore Roosevelt, Junior

Fairfax, Virginia - Last week we told you how there was a mix up in scheduling for Curator's Corner. Tonight we're not going to see Teddy Junior's Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle. What we are going to see is the episode about President Roosevelt's art. On the night they were supposed to run the art story, they ran the Model 99 story instead. Since I ran the art post that night, I'm going to run the Model 99 rifle story tonight.

Teddy Junior was truly his father's son. Serving as Assistant Secretary of the Navy under Harding and Coolidge, Governor of Puerto Rico under Hoover and as an officer in both World Wars, Theodore Roosevelt, Junior ultimately earned the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Army. Reaching Utah Beach on the first wave with his men, it was his on the fly modifications to the original D-Day plans that merited (much like his father) the Medal of Honor.

Had he not died of a heart attack one month later, there's every reason to believe that he might have followed in his father's footsteps to the Presidency.

The Savage Model 99 lever-action was produced for almost a 100 years. Hammerless with a squared off front end breech bolt and a cocking indicator, the rifle came with options including checkering, sights and a variety of stocks.

We'll get the video from NRANews so you can hear more about Teddy Junior and his Savage, but if you tune in tonight, at 10:40 eastern time, there will be plenty on the art of President Roosevelt on on and Sirius/XM's Patriot Channel.

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