I have a few odd rounds of ammunition with Savage headstamps, and have seen boxes of Savage-branded ammunition. The only information that I have seen says that for some period of time Savage made (loaded?) ammunition under their own brand, and at some time in the 1920’s contracted out Savage ammunition manufacture to Remington until the 1960s. I assume Savage made/marketed ammunition for those owners of Savage firearms who felt it was somehow better to use Savage-branded ammunition in Savage guns.
Can anyone provide a brief overview of the history of Savage-manufactured or branded ammunition, including what calibers were available, where Savage’s ammunition facility was located, did Savage actually manufacture cases and bullets or procure them from Remington, Winchester, etc. for loading only, and did they ever manufacture or sell shotshells under the Savage brand (I have never seen any)?