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Old 10-07-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default Anyone know the value of a Pre-War Savage 99?

My Grandfather gave me his Savage Model 99 .300 around 24 years ago that he bought in his teens and used as a saddle rifle. I ran the serial numbers (349XXX) and found it was manufactured in 1935. The day he gave it to me we went out and put 10 rounds through it and it has been sitting in a rifle sock since then.
I was thinking about trading it in for something a little more modern so I was just wondering if anyone knows the value of it.

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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I would keep it for the memorable value of a family heirloom but that's just me
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that rear tang sight is worth over $100
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Similar rifles are going for $400-450 without the tang sight. All depends on condition and a dealer wont give you that much. There is a nice little take down at the lgs for $400 but it is in 303 Savage and is missing the tang sight. Personally I would keep it. It is a good still available cartridge and you will regret selling it.
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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.

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personally, i wouldn't sell it to get a more modern rifle, because that rifle is a decently accurate rifle and it belonged to your grandfather. you simply can't put a price on something like that. that rifle has family history and to me, that's worth much more than money. selling it now to buy a more modern rifle, will have you regretting it years later on.

my father inherited all of my grandfathers firearms, and more than likely i will inherit them one day, and they will never, ever be sold or traded for another firearm. the sentimental value to me is worth much more than any amount of money they would bring.
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