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Savage99 age\value

BOBBYWINSBOBBYWINS Member Posts: 7,810
edited August 2003 in Ask the Experts
Just left the pawn shop,they have a
Savage 99,w/counter,last pat.1909,
serial# 281xxx.Asking $280.I'd say
85% after a good clean-up.(honest use)
Oh,it's a 30-30.Is it a deal?
Been wanting one,but not bad enough
to give too much.All help is appreciated,
I don't want to let it get away if this is reasonable.

IT'S WHAT PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THEMSELVES THAT MAKES THEM AFRAID.

Comments

  • HangfireHangfire Member Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sounds like a fair price to me. Not many around in that condition to choose from. Don't know the date of mfg., but I don't think they offered it in 30-30 after WW2. The one you're looking at does have the crescent butt and tang saftey right?Bob

    Gun control is a steady hand
  • KdubKdub Member Posts: 713 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The book indicates your rifle with a 281xxx ser # was manufactured in 1925.

    Keep off the Ridgeline
  • BOBBYWINSBOBBYWINS Member Posts: 7,810
    edited November -1
    Well,
    Rather than take a chance on loosin' out,
    I went ahead and put it on layaway.$245+tax.
    Hell,it's gotta be worth that.(with a Weaver)


    IT'S WHAT PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THEMSELVES THAT MAKES THEM AFRAID.
  • MFIMFI Member Posts: 8,717 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Its obvious the condition is the key to any of the old vintage 99's.
    Check to see if there are any cracks in the stock around the receiver . Also has this been drilled and tapped for a scope or full of holes drilled in it for a scope. If it is drilled full of holes then $250 is about whats its worth.Also is it a take down and does it have the original butt plate .
  • BOBBYWINSBOBBYWINS Member Posts: 7,810
    edited November -1
    MFI,
    Original,all the way.Needs a good clean'n up.
    Light(very light)surface rust here and there.
    Does have Weaver 4x32,properly mounted.
    Wondering though,has dove tail for rear sight,
    but nothing for front(smooth).No cracks that I can see.
    IT'S WHAT PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THEMSELVES THAT MAKES THEM AFRAID.
  • HangfireHangfire Member Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Bobby- if it has the rear sight and the bbl has Savage markings, then it had to have been cut.Probably when the scope was installed.Bob

    Gun control is a steady hand
  • 101AIRBORNE101AIRBORNE Member Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Probably manufactured 1925-26 but Savage records are a mess.
    Barrel has either been cut or had the front sight milled off. Has been
    D&T but not by factory. Should make a good huntin iron but just not
    collectible. Shoot a Six point- western count and report back. Come
    on BOBBY: ask more questions-very refreshing. Good luck. 101
  • BOBBYWINSBOBBYWINS Member Posts: 7,810
    edited November -1
    I don't find anything in my references showing
    a barrel longer than 24"being offered.If that is
    the case,then someone did one hell of a nice job
    removing the front sight.Absolutely no evidence
    of ever having one.I thought maybe it's a replacement
    barrel,but all the patents are there so that is out.
    Oh well,doesn't matter now.Hopefully,I can get it paid
    off before huntin' season is over.[:p][:p][:p]

    Should make a good hog gun.

    Also,safety is down by the trigger,straight butt w/original
    metal plate.
    Take down?Not being familiar w/these,how do I tell?
    The fore grip[schnabel(spelling)]is attached w/one screw.
    The muzzel is recessed about 1/8".

    IT'S WHAT PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THEMSELVES THAT MAKES THEM AFRAID.
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