Info on the Savage 99

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by blucoondawg, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Anyone on here have any info or know where to find dates of manufacture etc on the Savage 99? My wife and I have just found in our possession her dad's favorite deer rifle, he passed away 2 yrs ago and the wife just got around to going through things with her brother. It is what I would guess to be a relatively low serial number in the 311,xxx's and in very good shape, has a Redfield peep and a flip up buckhorn sight. I would have to think this is a fairly valuable rifle, although it isn't going anywhere, just like to have an idea on it. It is in beautiful shape too, near mint I'd say.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    In 1949, Savage began stamping an oval on the lever boss. That is the part of the receiver that the lever attaches to. Inside that very small oval is a letter. Hard to read- need a magnifier, good light from the side may help.

    Here is a complete list of the Lever Boss Codes and their corresponding year of manufacture:
    A= 1949
    B= 1950
    C= 1951
    D= 1952
    E= 1953
    F= 1954
    G= 1955
    H= 1956
    I= 1957
    J= 1958
    K= 1959
    L= 1960
    M= 1961
    N= 1962
    O= SKIPPED
    P=1963
    Q= SKIPPED
    R= 1964
    S= 1965
    T= 1966
    U= 1967
    V= 1968
    W= 1969
    X= 1970

    And you can always ask Savage Customer Service for help.
     

  3. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Yes I saw that info somewhere online, I believe it is older than that.
     
  4. Wambli

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    your rifle was manufactured in the late 20's. Look here,http://www.savage99.com/savage99_dates.htm
     
  5. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Thanks, I actually found that savage 99 site yesterday, I never was a fan of these rifles, when I was younger I thought they looked odd because I was more accustomed to the look of the Winchester style lever gun or the Marlin, however now I find them to be quite appealing. Her dad had 2 more of them I may have to buy from the MIL
     
  6. Wambli

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    I have a .300 take down model built around the same time as yours. You could not duplicate the quality, fit and finish of those classics today without spending ridiculous cash. Enjoy and I hope you get the other two!
     
  7. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Do you have any idea what one of close to the same years would be worth if it was pretty used and beat up? I have 2 more I can get one is a 303 and one is a 30-30 the 303 isn't in the worst shape just worn blueing and wood the other one is worn the same but has a good chip in the stock behind the receiver


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