There's one for sale near me. Going to look at it in the morning. The pictures through e-mail look REALLY clean. The guy claims he's owned it for atleast 60 years. It has iron sights and is not drilled/tapped.
I did a serial number search on two other websights and came up with 1902? Can this be right?
Any ideas on value? The price is low enough that if it has a good bore I will buy it just as a shooter.
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September 18, 2009, 10:52 PM
id say buy it if its in decent shape you wont regret it
September 18, 2009, 11:10 PM
buy it regardless of condition, just pay an appropriate price. you won't go wrong on this one, and if it is truly all original, you may not want it as a shooter.
a 1902 manufacture date is possible.
September 19, 2009, 01:58 AM
If that were even close to affordable and near me I'd buy it immediately! I love Savage 99s.
September 19, 2009, 07:10 AM
Close the deal !!! Borrow the money... Close the deal!! :)
September 19, 2009, 09:20 AM
I have a later model 99 in 30-30 made in 1936, 20" barrel solid frame carbine, great shooter and a pretty as the day it was made.
Go for it!!!!!
September 19, 2009, 09:45 AM
I'll be glad to take it!!
September 19, 2009, 03:24 PM
Well, I got it. It is from 1902 and has a 20" Octagonal barrel. Pretty fair shape overall, and it has a Lyman peep sight that was never installed and the original iron sights. I am pretty happy with it and the price was right. I gave the old guy what he was asking. He also had a Marlin 336 in .35. I bought both, with 4 boxes of .35 ammo, 3 boxes of .30-30, an old Weaver scope on the Marlin for $500!!! I may resale the Marlin. Haven't decided.
September 19, 2009, 05:29 PM
Great buy!!! If that Lyman sight is a period piece it is worth a quarter of what you paid for the lot. Which model Marlin 336?
September 19, 2009, 05:39 PM
ummmmmm what the heck!!!
September 19, 2009, 06:52 PM
It has the Rotary mag and the round counter on the front left side of the receiver?
I bid on a Model 99 .300 Savage and won it but the email from the seller said they had sold it locally.
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September 19, 2009, 07:29 PM
I gave the old guy what he was asking. He also had a Marlin 336 in .35. I bought both, with 4 boxes of .35 ammo, 3 boxes of .30-30, an old Weaver scope on the Marlin for $500!!!
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