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Value of a Savage 99 in 250-3000

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mosin Bubba, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Mosin Bubba

    Mosin Bubba Member

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    Title. A family member is looking to buy this gun, and I'm curious to know what it's worth. Gun is in good shape and hasn't been taken out of the safe in years.

    One thing I did notice is that the barrel is marked "250-3000", not "250 Savage". I read on one forum that this is rare and may be worth a premium, but I'm not sure if that's real or how much it would be.
     
  2. stringnut

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    At least locally the model 99 market has dropped a bit. In excellent condition 700 would be the top end. The 250-3000 marking is on the older rifles. Not sure when the cut off date would be. Any alterations would significantly drop the value. If drilled and tapped for scope mounts you can drop at least 150 off the price. I have seen examples that have been drilled and tapped for both side mounts and top mounts. This really puts it into the shooter only category. A lot of them had the stocks shortened or fit with a recoil pad. Another hit on the price.

    Another consideration is the rifling twist. The earliest ones had a 1-14 Twist. You may have trouble getting it to stabilize anything but a 87 grain flat base. Some will handle certain 100 grain flat base and some won't. If it has the 1-10 Twist you are Good to go. Ammo availability can be a bit dodgy. If you hanfload not much of an issue.
     
  3. redneck2

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    I had one that I sold several years ago. It was a special edition, only made 4 years in the very early 1900’s. Premium wood and checkering. Brought about $1,100.

    Your best source would be the Savage forum at 24 Hour Campfire. Be advised that some of the guys there are real jerks. Not moderated as well as here

    Collectors will drive you nuts with questions..

    take down?

    Twist rate?

    Model number?

    Condition?

    Every little piece and part makes a difference. And everyone REALLY wants one, until you have one for sale. I had one in .300 Savage advertised here and elsewhere. Super nice condition. $600. Not a bite. Ended up selling it to a friend for $450.

    Anyway, without knowing the model, year, and condition the number given above is probably as good as you’ll get
     
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  4. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    Ammo for the .250-3000 is hard come by.
     
  5. Fine Figure of a Man

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    The completed auctions on Gunbroker are a good source for current values.
     
  6. Offfhand

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    Amen to that..
     
  7. Hanshi

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    Reloading is the best bet for ammo. My .250 is my favorite cartridge rifle and was bought new nearly 40 years ago. Yes, yours is an older one but, what the others said.
     
  8. Llama Bob

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    There's Remington 100gr flat base PSP for sale lots of places.

    Not much selection, but easy to get if you don't mind waiting a few days.
     
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