Savage 99 sight


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Skofnung
October 9, 2003, 11:09 AM
Hello again.

I have a model 99 Savage that my grandfather left me 11 years ago. I love the gun, as it shoots very well and belonged to my grandfather, but I dislike the sights on it. I can shoot ok with the semi-buckhorn, but I think I could do better.

I would use it more if I could find a good reciever mounted peep sight.

Do any of you know of a setup that would work?

I don't want to have to drill & tap the reciever, but I would if it came right down to it. There are two screws on the tang that I am hoping can be used for some form of pre-fab mounting hardware.

So what do you know about this?

Thanks again.

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gun-fucious
October 9, 2003, 11:28 AM
hows about a tang mounted Marbles?

http://www.rediscovered-shooting-treasures.com/rstsights.htm

Mike Irwin
October 9, 2003, 11:32 AM
The two D&T holes in the tang are for mounting a tang sight.

Lyman and Marbles both made tang sights that would fit the 99.

Unfortunately, both were discontinued many years ago and are generally very expensive.

I've got either a Redfield or a Williams on my 1936 99EG, but for the life of me I can't remember exactly where the thing mounts. It MAY use the same holes...

gun-fucious
October 9, 2003, 12:47 PM
http://www.rediscovered-shooting-treasures.com/marbles99.jpg
Here it is! Marble Arms NEW tang mounted peep sight for the Savage 1899 and 99 rifle. This sight is new in the package complete with mounting screws and 3 apertures. This sight provides windage as well as elevation adjustment and it will fit the original factory provided tang peep sight mounting holes, NOT the latter scope mount holes.

http://www.gunblast.com/Marbles.htm

http://www.marblesoutdoors.com/sights/peep.html
Savage
1899
009840

Mike Irwin
October 9, 2003, 01:05 PM
WOW!

When was that introduced, Gun?

I went looking on their site a couple of months ago for sights for both a 99 and a Remington 81 and didn't come up with anything...

gun-fucious
October 9, 2003, 03:44 PM
must be new this year, there is no higher model number

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