I completely took apart the Savage, and while yes, it's rusty, I think it's highly salvageable. I just don't want to put more into it than what buying a good 99 would cost me. I can strip it down, remove the rust, refinish the stock and put it back together, but I wanted to get it hot blued by a professional. I'm looking now, and seeing like a $400-$900 price tag on blueing. Is this correct? Because if it is, I may just have to sell the parts. It just wouldn't be worth it for me. My only other option is to try and clean up the rust without stripping the blueing off, and hoping it all goes bang correctly. But you can see by the photos, that's almost impossible. Has anyone paid to have hot dip blueing done recently? I'd love to know what the ball park is on that. Last time I had something like that done was in the 80's for like $60-$75. I'll add a few photos here so you can see what I'm dealing with.