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Old 11-24-2010, 07:23 PM
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Speaking of Savage 99's


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Is there anyone that can tell me when mine was made? Serial # B375XXX. When I bought it about 15 yr ago it had issues, bluing wore bad, crack in stock, fore end and butt were different shades of walnut. Well any way I had it re-blued and I bought a replacement fore end that matched color, fixed split in butt and put a high gloss poly urethane finish on it. Boy it is sweet to look at and handles and shoots great. It is an E in .308 w/ 20" barrel, pistol grip and non-checkered. From what I've seen on the few sites I tried to get info on E stands for economy and was birch wood and press checkered. Enough rambling, I guess my other question is, know any good Savage 99 sites?
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:13 PM
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The best I can tell you is that the .308 wasn't introduced into the Savage 99 line until 1957, the safety moved from the lever to the top tang somewhere in the early 1960's, and the 99E was discontinued in 1980, IIRC.

Maybe those parameters can help you narrow down the DOM of your rifle to the span of only a few years.

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Old 12-06-2010, 08:28 AM
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Well it has a lever safety so... I thought there might be a serial # manufacture date chart.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:17 AM
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A .308 Model 99 with the lever safety would have been made between the 1957 intro of the .308 in the M99 and the switch to the top tang safety in the early 60's.

While there are Savage 99 SN/DOM tables, they only cover early guns (pre-WWII) - BUT - in the late 50's (until 1970), IIRC Savage used a letter/date code stamped into the lever boss, starting with "A" in 1949 (skipping "I" & "O").

Also, there's a large group of more knowledgeable Savage folks online, over on the Campfire forum. ( www.24hourcampfire.com )

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Old 02-24-2011, 11:36 AM
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hard to date them, need to use embosed lever codes
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