The rifle is all original. It's not drilled and tapped for a scope. The wood doesn't have any cracks and the stain is unbelievable for the age, around 98% I would say. All numbers match on the rifle, stock, metal shotgun plate, and fore grip. I would give the bluing at least a 95% as there is very little carrier wear. The case coloring on the lever is bright and easily 95%. The action locks up as tight today as the day it was made.
The funny thing is, one day we visited my grandfather and he had 3 rifles sitting out to give to me and my 2 brothers: The Savage 99, a Remington .306, and a Winchester 30-30. I was the youngest so I got last pick and ended up with the Savage by default.
Thanks for the information guys. It's a great gun with even greater memorial value so I think I will just end up keeping it and passing it down to one of my three boys.
Last edited by Savage99; 10-07-2012 at 04:51 PM.