just in the last couple of years i have come to appreciate the model 99 Savages. many years ago i would see them at gun shows or gun stores but kind of would pass over them for more modern rifles. back then they were priced pretty decently, but just didn't capture my attention like the newer firearms did. what a disservice i was doing to myself for thinking like this.
well just a little over a year ago when i was at my LGS picking up an order, i was browsing the used gun rack, and lo and behold, an older model 99 sitting there, chambered in 250-3000 Savage, and a take-down model as well. had that old, used but not abused patina to it, that old rifles get from being used byt very much taken care of look like. it captured my eye and attention and was simply a beautiful looking rifle, that i would have been proud to own and shoot. but with a consignment price of $1300, it was not to be.
but one of these days, i hope to own a model 99 Savage, maybe even more than one. they are a beautiful rifle, they are well designed and very well made and they were made in many different varieties over it's long length of manufacter.