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Old 11-10-2010, 09:20 PM
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So before I go playing 20 questions with everyone here, is there a savage99 wise guy here who won't mind teaching a young pup about his new rifle?

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Old 11-11-2010, 04:15 AM
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Just what do you need to know? I might be able to answer at least 3 or 4 out of 20.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:49 PM
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Well, with looking into the '99 I see that there is model a,b,c, and so on. Mine only has savage 99. So are the parts interchangable? And its not a "takedown" so how would I get a good clean on her? One guy said not to break it down just spray the rotorey mag with cleaner and swab the barrel.. is this corect?
Its old yes, should I refinish the stock and metal or just leave it alone?

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:14 PM
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Well, with looking into the '99 I see that there is model a,b,c, and so on. Mine only has savage 99. So are the parts interchangable? And its not a "takedown" so how would I get a good clean on her? One guy said not to break it down just spray the rotorey mag with cleaner and swab the barrel.. is this corect?
Its old yes, should I refinish the stock and metal or just leave it alone?

Anyway thanks
TJB

TJB, there's just not enough info yet to give you any sort of real answers. There were many models made through the years, some very similar to several others. There were also rotary magazine and box magazine models, models with and without cartridge counters, models with brass cartridge counters or steel counters, different stocks, etc., etc. More details or, even better, pictures would give us a better starting point to help you out.

This website might help you establish your rifle's age if it is an older one:

http://www.savage99.com/savage99_dates.htm

I wouldn't try to disassemble it until you learn more about it. Getting them back together can be a real chore. Spraying it out with something like Gun Scrubber will usually clean out most gunk, and taking off the buttstock gives better access to everything. Bore cleaning from the rear will call for a Boresnake; but careful cleaning from the muzzle using a muzzle protector won't hurt anything.

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:41 PM
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I agree, dont tear the gun down, use a good gunscrubber that wont harm the finish on the stock and scrub the barrel. I clean many guns this way every year. As stated there aretoo many models to help identafy yours without pics and serial number.
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Okay this is good I like this, I'll go learn how to post pics but until then I know it has a rotomag with brass parts, and a brass counter and the sieral# said early 1900's... I hope to get you some pics soon.

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Old 11-12-2010, 04:07 AM
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You're getting on the right track. Until you get some pictures up and learn some more, I'd recommend against doing anything beyond a good cleaning. All 99s are going up in value as time goes by, and depending on model, caliber, etc., it could have some pretty good collector value that you might not want to hurt . BTW, what cartridge is it chambered for?
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:33 PM
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Sorry about the pics I'm using my phone for all this.. ill figure it out though.

Its in 300savage, that came out in 1920-something I think... so the geuss of 1930 is my best bet,
Ill try again with the pics.

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Old 11-13-2010, 07:06 PM
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Let's see if this works via cell phone!?

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I don't see anything! Do you?


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Your rifle appears to be a Savage 99 RS. This model can be idenified by the groves on the forearm. This model was available from 1932-1958. After 1940 the model carried the rear reciever sight you have. The RS model came standard with a sling and quick detachable swivels and a reciever sight. If not a model RS the it should be a model 99-R which has the double groove around the forend but came without sling or sights and the swivels and sight you have could have been added later. The model 99-R was available from 1932 to 1949. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:31 AM
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Thank you remchester.. is there a book or website that offers a good history of these guns? I shot this one about 15 times and I'm in love! Great shooter and down right fun! I would love to learm more about them and the 300savage round..
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There is some good info and some resources listed here.

http://www.savage99.com/
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There's a ton of good info on the 1899 and 99 Savages. Might have to dig a little for it but it's not that hard. You got some good leads already. There is speculation that the 300 Savage was the inspiration for what became the 308, and for good reason, it's a fine cartridge. They're fairly close ballistically, couple hundred fps, and both short action. The 300 Savage came out in 1920 and for decades was a popular 30 cal. hunting cartridge until overshadowed by the 308.

If you want your rifle to maintain its value and appreciate, do not, I repeat, do not refinish, reblue it or have it done. By doing so you'll destroy any collector value it may have. Cleaning is fine but no sandpaper, steel wool, (except 0000 for light rust), or finish strippers. If you don't mind sanding or stripping off several hundred dollars, go ahead.
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Whats Sharps 4590 is saying is sometimes seen on "Antiques Roadshow". Someone will bring in a chair, chest etc and the appraiser and owner talk about the item. The owner tells were the family got it and that they 'had the black stuff cleaned' off it a few yrs ago.

The appraiser, often one of the twin brothers, stated yes and today it is worth about $2000. The owner is overjoyed until the appraiser continues and says "if you hadn't had the "black stuff" cleaned off it the value would be $50,000
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:38 PM
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Do what you want with your Sav 99. It is not worth $50,000 or $2,000. It is a user grade Savage 99 in 300 SAV, local gunshows $350 to $550. The $550 are usually still on the table at the end of the show. These are great rifles and mine is my " go to " rifle against the wall. Yours is not drilled for a scope but before I would refinish it I would have it drilled for mounts and put a Leupold or Weaver K scope in 2X to 3X. That would be a great combo for any north american hunting. My opinion.
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