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aby80
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316 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2002 :  5:16:04 PM  Show Profile
I just bought a Model 99 .300 Savage Lever Action rifle. It has no model markings and I am trying to figure out the complete model number. The safety is behind the trigger and locks up both the trigger and cocking lever. The serial number is 672xxx. It has a 24" barrel. Thanks for any info I receive.

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He Dog
Advanced Member

Australia
36965 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2002 :  5:35:43 PM  Show Profile
From the serial, I would guess it is a 99R, but I will have to get the book from home. Meanwhile, take a look at: http://www.savage99.com

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jar
Junior Member

350 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2002 :  11:01:56 PM  Show Profile
Hi. we need more info is the wood appear to be original if so, does it have checkering . it could be either of an R , RS, OR AN EG,. THE SERIAL # REFLECTS a 1952-1954 production. there was a lot of options avialible and a lot of changes going on just then for the 99 . in any case it is a working work of art enjoy it .

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aby80
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316 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2002 :  1:46:47 PM  Show Profile
My Model 99 has a tapered front stock with a schnobel, with checkered forearm and pistol grip. The tang has been drilled and tapped with screws apparently from the factory for a tang sight. The removable front sight sits on a ramp. Hedog, thanks for the savage website. The gun looks like the 99EG but is not what I call a takedown model. The front end of the stock is different than the 99R.

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He Dog
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Australia
36965 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2002 :  10:06:21 AM  Show Profile
aby80 I have the book with me. Can you give me somemore detail such as describe the sights (does the front have a brass bead?), the stock and but plate, I will try to work with you to figure it out.

I will only be by the computer til noon today, but I will be back.

Edited by - He Dog on 12/09/2002 10:07:01
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aby80
Junior Member

316 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2002 :  11:28:11 PM  Show Profile
He Dog.. Thanks for your help. The only things I can add is that the front sight is a bead on a ramp. There has been a white line recoil pad added. The rear sight has been removed and the dove tail plugged to accomodate the Weaver scope on a one piece scope mount. A friend of mine has a Savage book but it only goes to 1950 Models.

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He Dog
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Australia
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Posted - 12/12/2002 :  10:32:18 AM  Show Profile
aby80, sorry, I have not forgotten you, I have been a bit under the weather this week. I will see what I can figure out. I am not an expert, I just bought a book to figure mine out.

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He Dog
Advanced Member

Australia
36965 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2002 :  12:08:49 PM  Show Profile
aby80, I believe your 99 is a model EG made between 1952 and 1954. The checkering was added to this model in 1940, and the metal bead on the front sight was replaced by a gold bead in 1955/56. Serial range for this model was 350,000-1,060,000 (approx.). The model was introduced in 1935 at $46.60, and discontinued in 1960. The 1959 price was $113.65. There were more EG's produced than any model except the R. Barrels were 22" and 24". Original butt plate was a corrugated steel shotgun butt plate. The EG is not a take down model. Starting in 1957 they were drilled and tapped for scopes, but I find no indication that they were factory drilled and tapped for tang sights. Yours may have been as there was a LOT of variation. My own 99 is also an EG.

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aby80
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316 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2002 :  9:30:51 PM  Show Profile
He Dog and jar....Thank you for the info.

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dsphd
New Member

81 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2003 :  9:35:48 PM  Show Profile
Hi HeDog! I am just beginning to collect some old Savage 99's and am really enjoying learning so much about these great guns. I now have a 1914 99B takdown, a 1920 .303 takedown and a 1940 .300 fixed.
I am looking for a .22 HiPower to complete my collection, of what I believe are the first four original calibers.

I am wondering if any takdown caliber Savage 99B will fit other takedown models. Also, how would I find a .410 Shotgun barrel to fit thses takedown 99Bs? What is the best book on the Savage 99's?

I will also put this question on "Ask the Experts", in case you do not have time to share your knowledge.

Thanks,
Dave S.

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Originally posted by He Dog

aby80, I believe your 99 is a model EG made between 1952 and 1954. The checkering was added to this model in 1940, and the metal bead on the front sight was replaced by a gold bead in 1955/56. Serial range for this model was 350,000-1,060,000 (approx.). The model was introduced in 1935 at $46.60, and discontinued in 1960. The 1959 price was $113.65. There were more EG's produced than any model except the R. Barrels were 22" and 24". Original butt plate was a corrugated steel shotgun butt plate. The EG is not a take down model. Starting in 1957 they were drilled and tapped for scopes, but I find no indication that they were factory drilled and tapped for tang sights. Yours may have been as there was a LOT of variation. My own 99 is also an EG.



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rockton
Sock Puppet

USA
301 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2003 :  04:21:23 AM  Show Profile
Locate a paper back book The Ninety Nine by Murray. Published 1985 and a second printing 1994.
Order from Doug Murray 20 Polo Lane, Westbury New York 11590.

It is the most comprehensive book on 99s you will find.
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