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Age of a 99

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by qajaq59, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. qajaq59

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    Does anyone know a page where I can find the age of a Savage 99 by using the serial number.
    Thanks, Qajaq
     
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    Iraq!!! Yeah!!!
    Call or write the company. I'm sure they'd be more than happy to help you figure out when your rifle was made.
     
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    Actually, no. The Savage Arms company that we know today is not the same company that made the older units. They do not have reliable records of past production runs.

    The rough rule of thumb is that they hit the 400,000 mark right around WWII and the one million mark right around 1961. In 1961, they switched from the trigger-mounted safety to the tang safety and revised lockwork - those later models are very distinctive, and less valued. By the late 1970s, they'd replaced the rotary magazine with a box magazine.
     
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    That gets me pretty close. Thanks
     
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