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LOOK my dad just gave me two old Savage rifles... PICS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hellbore, Mar 19, 2005.

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  1. Hellbore

    Hellbore Member

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    My dad is in his sixties and is giving me his guns now. Here they are, he says I can have them:

    The rifle on top is a Savage model 3B .22LR that belonged to his father (my grandfather) who became sick and died when my father was about 3 years old. My father never knew him and no one ever talked about him. This gun is the only remnant I have of my mysterious grandfather. Neither I nor my father knows much of anything about this man. My grandfather's initials are on the stock. The front tip of the wood was painted blue because, according to my father, it was "cool" or something back then.

    The bottom rifle is a Savage model 99 in 300 Savage that my father bought when he was a young man to hunt deer with and it served him well over many years. I am not sure what year it was manufactured in.

    The pistol is one that my dad and his uncle made together when he was a boy. His uncle helped him with the brazing. It was made from an old .22LR rifle whose stock broke and was no good.



    Anyways I just thought I'd share.

    He also gave me an old bolt-action shotgun, a "Gamester" model 348, the brand is Harrington and Richardson I think, and a newer Browning lever action .22lr rifle.

    What can you tell me about these guns? Also, can anyone tell what the donor gun was for the home-brewed pistol?
     
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  2. homeka45

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    Thanks Dad. That model 99 is one good looking rifle.
     
  3. Outbacker

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    That has to be one of the most unique an interesting pistols I've ever seen. I inherited a Savage 311 shotgun from my Dad. I shoot trap with it and will keep it forever.

    Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  4. 444

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    I think you got some cool stuff there.
    That pistol is a real conversation piece.
    Two friends of mine own a Savage Model 99 in .300 Savage and they both consider them one of their most prized possessions. Both have taken a number of deer with them, but both frequently tell about how many deer their grandfathers took with them.
     
  5. El Tejon

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    HEY! That Savage .22 is the rifle I used as a boy (started at 5)!

    The Savage 99 was ahead of its time, truly an outstanding weapon.

    Memories la da da la dee dah . . . :D
     
  6. Larry Ashcraft

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    300 Savage is a very versatile caliber, and the Model 99 is an outstanding design.

    I'm selling an old Savage 1899 (older but same design) today, but mine is in .303 Savage, an obsolete and not nearly as powerful cartridge as the 300.

    If you give us a serial number range, we can tell you when your 99 was made.
     
  7. jefnvk

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    I like that 99. Ever since I shot my friends, I have this urge to buy one.
     
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    I haven't found a single person yet that hasn't raved about a Savage 99. Are they really that good?

    What can a person expect to pay for a used one?
     
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    Yes, the older ones are really that good.
     
  10. P95Carry

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    Wonderful!! Heritage continues down the line - I like it :)

    That 99 - oh my - you are very lucky to have that ... a superb rifle. I have a much newer one (99C in .243) but often wish I had in fact got one of those older models - they were something else.

    The .22 is no doubt a great and versatile rifle and the pistol - well - ingenuity thrives and lives!
     
  11. El Tejon

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    EVIL, the Savage 99 was such a fine weapon that even Jeff Cooper likes it. :D And he can find fault with everything. :uhoh:
     
  12. Vern Humphrey

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    My dad, who was in the exploration end of the oil business, loved the 99 Savage, especially in .250-3000. He killed a tiger in Sumatra in the '30s, and hordes of game in Ethopia in the '40s, from a chetah to a kudu good enough for Roland Ward. In between, he killed deer, jaguar and other game in North and South America.
     
  13. Mike Hull

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    Very nice. One problem though. If that pistol was made from a rifle, LOSE IT!!!
    It would be considered a sawed off rifle by the BATF, and you could get into horrific trouble if caught with it, even though you might be unaware of the legalities. :uhoh:
     
  14. Preacherman

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    Mike beat me to it. If that pistol was converted from a rifle, it's illegal... might be best to either fully deactivate it (so that it can't be reactivated) or lose it.
     
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    There might be a grandfather clause on the pistol if it was done years ago, do some research....The 99 has been a very popular gun in the N.E. and the 300 Savage cartridge is like a light 308, much better than the 30-30. The rifle was designed for military use , though never adopted, but was always very popular with hunters .It is one of the few old guns , that with modern steels, could easily handle the 308 type modern high pressure cartridges.
     
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    Yes since there is sentimental value to the pistol do some research. Pre NFA in 1934 there was no distinction amoung pistols, rifles, or machine guns. If done before this, you could still be in for a hassle, but you should prevail.

    OTOH you can still register AOW -- short barreled rifles for a $200 tax and a bunch of paper work to the BATF.

    I am not a Philadeliphia gun lawer, so be cardful out there!

    --wally.
     
  17. Outbacker

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    Jefnvk,

    Did you shoot ALL of your friends, or just some of them, before you got the urge to go shopping. :eek:

    I couldn't resist. It's amazing what one dropped apostrophe will do to a sentence, 'aint it? :p
     
  18. WhiteKnight

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    That pistol is just plain awesome.
     
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    Hey everyone, I have an old savage 99 and I was wondering if anyone could tell me when it was made? Thanks

    The serial is 618576
     
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    The pistol is awesome, but poses problems not just as a cut-down "rifle," but as a so-called "zip gun"--a home-made firearm made by someone without a license to make firearms. You might have grandfather rights, but IIRC you still have to get approval from the BATF for these. I'd ask them about it. I'd hate to see it get deep six'd since it's a real museum piece. 99% of these old home made pistols are gone forever, though they used to be quite common. I love the card symbols on the side. I think we can all agree that piece rises from the ranks of Bubba to genuine folk art.
     
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    I thought AOW was $5.

    Given the family history of the pistol I for sure would deactivate it (if it came to that) as opposed to destroying it.

    J-
     
  23. wally

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    It might be for some classes of AOW, cane guns, pen guns, etc. if I recall correctly. If it was only $5 for rifles I suspect many of those AMD65 and Krinkov kits would be made US compliant without the barrel extesions.

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#m16


    If I'm wrong, it'd be great to know as I'd gladly spend $5 to register and get a 10" barrel for my Uzi carbine -- can't see spending $200 to do it, but if it was only $5 I'd go for it!

    --wally.
     
  24. fslflint

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    I'f my eyes don't decieve me that pistol was made from a winchester model 67, which was only manufactured from 34' to 63' (somewhere between 380,000 and 400,000 were produced). note, all were pre-64 thus no serial numbers
     
  25. El Rojo

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    Don't show the pistol off to your BATFE friends, don't transport it around in your vehicle, and don't do any other illegal activity that draws attention to yourself and gives them a reason for using that as their sole means to put you away. I wouldn't worry about it too much. That is just me. It is a very interesting pistol.
     
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