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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by S.F.Makinster, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. S.F.Makinster

    S.F.Makinster New Member


    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?).


    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.


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


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


    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.
  2. Abel

    Abel Well-Known Member

    Looks like you have described it pretty well. Its a nice rifle. Have you shot it yet?
  3. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    What you have is one cool, old gun...
  4. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    Your 99 is much earlier than mine. I'm 632XXX and figure it's close to 1952. The 250-3000 is a great round.

  5. Limey46

    Limey46 Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  6. antiacus

    antiacus Member

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