Savage 99 in .308?
The shop has a Savage 99 in .308. The rifling is good, the action is good and the round counter still works.
Unfortunately it's a disaster in every other way.
It needs to be disassembled, cleaned and lubed and all the steel needs to be reblued.
The stock is a throwaway, the wrist is cracked to pieces and I don't think it's worth messing with. It's good for kindling and not much else. I'd have to peg the heck out of it and then epoxy it and then I'd have to paint it and I don't want to do that.
Boyd's has a stock & forearm replacement for about a hundred bucks. I can easily do the fitting and finishing and I'll float the barrel.
I have a problem when it comes to rebluing it. I did my Eddystone myself, but I think I'd like this one done professionally. Ford's gets at least $240. not counting shipping.
Since money's tight I was wondering if anyone here knew of a good refinisher that's maybe not quite so pricey.
I can probably get the rifle for around $200. so I also would like to know what you guys think. Is this a project worth doing? I could easily wind up with $500. or more in it by the time I'm finished, so is it worth it?
I enjoy the process and have been learning a lot by fooling around with some of these old shooters.
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Last edited by CA357; 03-10-2010 at 04:35 AM.