What SAVAGE 99 do I have here ??? Need some more data...


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S.F.Makinster
August 18, 2011, 10:16 PM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/sammakinster/aa%20SAVAGE%2099/Sav99-1-100x12w.jpg

This is what I think I know. Pictured is a Savage 99 rifle, Take-Down model. Caliber “250-3000 SAVAGE” (on barrel). Serial No: 179348 (1915?).

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/sammakinster/aa%20SAVAGE%2099/Sav99-3-100x12w.jpg

22 inch barrel. Rear sight dovetail slot on the barrel filled with a blank stamped “MARBLE” and “No.2”.
Lyman peep sight installed on rear of receiver. The sight’s base is quite close-fitting, and extends rear-ward about 1-1/4 inches over the wood of the stock. The larger peep ring contains a smaller peep ring hinged so that it can be used to provide a smaller opening.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/sammakinster/aa%20SAVAGE%2099/Sav99-4b-100x12w.jpg

“Perch-belly” buttstock. The stock fore end tapers to a Schnabel form at the tip. Pistol grip and fore end are checkered.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/sammakinster/aa%20SAVAGE%2099/Sav99-5-100x12w.jpg

Steel buttplate with milled horizontal grooves taking most of the space between screws. Below the lower screw is the stamped Savage Indian logo.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/sammakinster/aa%20SAVAGE%2099/Sav99-67-100x12w.jpg

Please confirm: I believe that this is an early Savage 250-3000, that it came from the factory as a take-down, with the Lyman receiver peep sight (I remember reading this some years ago, before I acquired this rifle). It may have originally had a rear sight on the barrel, which may have been removed by the owner and a blank installed. I believe that the blue is original. I suspect strongly that the walnut stock’s varnish finish is original – although it looks almost too good.
Not original: A sling-swivel post has been added to the buttstock, and a band with sling-swivel post placed around the barrel.

What can you tell me? I’d like to hear more about this rifle, and would appreciate any information. Thanks.
S.F.Makinster.

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Abel
August 19, 2011, 12:46 AM
Looks like you have described it pretty well. Its a nice rifle. Have you shot it yet?

ColtPythonElite
August 19, 2011, 12:51 AM
What you have is one cool, old gun...

madcratebuilder
August 19, 2011, 07:37 AM
Your 99 is much earlier than mine. I'm 632XXX and figure it's close to 1952. The 250-3000 is a great round.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/savage02.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/savage01.jpg

Limey46
August 19, 2011, 12:17 PM
Almost everything you wrote about the rifle sounds right to me -- yes factory take-down, yes correct vintage Lyman, yes original rear sight removed, yes correct butt plate, yes probably the original stock finish, yes add-on sling setup, but likely it dates to 1916, not 1915. I must add that I love the gun/caliber and came very close to buying one exactly like it, but without the Lyman sight, just a couple of weeks ago. Yours looks like it might have a fracture-free stock, which is great -- they tend to crack at the wrist, around the tang.

antiacus
August 19, 2011, 12:48 PM
Good site i found researching my model 99 passed down from my grand-dad:

http://www.savage99.com

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