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#4731235 - 12/22/10 Savage 99 serial numbers
Jericho Offline
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Where is the best source for exact year of manufacture
on a 99?

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#4731330 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho]
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right here

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#4731373 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Lightfoot]
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Post your serial number, XX last two numbers. If their is one also post the lever boss code. Found on the lever boss front , just above the screw that hold the lever onto the gun. Might need a magnifier to read, is within a stamped oval. GW
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#4731698 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: oldtimer303]
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Murray's has a rough guide up through 1949 at the back. Not extremely accurate, but close enough. From 1949 through 1970 you can get a year by the LBC code. After 1970, gotta come here.

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#4731795 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Calhoun]
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Like the others wrote, Jerico... give us the rifle's serial number and, if available, its Lever Boss Code ("LBC")... and one or several of us will probably be able to give you the information you seek.

It is generally felt that the LBC is "THE" most accurate way to determine the year of manufacture of the Savage Model 99s.

However, without the LBC, determing the year of manufacture gets a bit tougher due to an inter-mingling of various series of the rifle's serial numbers in some years.

If you wish to know the rifle's value and/or model, we'll need to know its condition and features along with the LBC and serial number. Pictures always help too. smile


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#4733532 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Ron_T]
Jericho Offline
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It is a 300 of course, just found out it was made in 1959.
Another friend bought it already.

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#4733584 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho]
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59 huh?

Would be interesting if it was an early 99E. Was it checkered?
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#4734046 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: mad_dog]
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Jericho,

Is it an EG, R or F?

I have an R with a 59 LBC, 965,xxx .
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#4734227 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: lovemy99]
Jericho Offline
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Stocks were mismatched, it did have checkering. It was
an EG. I also saw an R today with mismatched stocks,
doesnt anyone leave these alone anymore?

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#4734294 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho]
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What is making you say the stocks are mismatched? Just color?
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#4734315 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: lovemy99]
Jericho Offline
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Yes, the color.

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#4734350 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho]
mad_dog Offline
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59 they were just finishing up before the Westfield move, bet you they were discolored because they were using up parts.
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#4734358 - 12/22/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho]
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I would not discount them... I have a few late F's (by late I mean mid to late 50, or late pre-mils, I really don't ever talk about post-mils) that don't match great but share inspectors marks and/or the forearm has the serial in chalk on the back. I think the quality ball just got dropped in this time frame. If the general fit and finish looks okay, and the seller allows, I would check the inspectors marks and see if they match.
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#4734397 - 12/23/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: lovemy99]
mad_dog Offline
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I wish I'd have bought that 1959 E when I'd seen it, that was back some ten years ago. Haven't seen one since. Hard to find with the schnobel forearms.
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#4734504 - 12/23/10 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: mad_dog]
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My Dad's F bought new in 1956 has a blondish colored forarm but as you can see everything is a match. http://photobucket.com/sqweeler i5

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#4777667 - 01/03/11 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: lovemy99]
jimbobfunny Offline
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Were there LBCs of 'O' or 'Q'? What about 'W' and following? I've never seen any O, Q, or W, X, Y, or Z coded rifles. (And I always look.)

Are the post-70 serial numbers proprietary information? I've never seen them listed anywhere. (I'm talking about the S/Ns after they moved to the side of the receiver and were preceded with a letter (I think...still learning).

My dad has a pretty serious collection of 99s and is planning to start selling them off pretty soon. I need an education, as he wants me to do the selling. (He has about 40 - 50 99s, most of which are pre-WWII, but he has about seven that are newer.)
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#4777701 - 01/03/11 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: jimbobfunny]
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No 'O's or 'Q's, and the letters went up to X (1970). Though not all 1970 rifles have them, I don't think.

Serial numbers aren't public, and anybody is free to start gathering them. Not sure that anybody wants to publish their sets. The post-1970 numbers are all mixed up with other Savage rifles, so it's not 99 specific.

I'm sure you'll get lots of offers to help.. danged vultures. grin

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#5714597 - 10/15/11 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Calhoun]
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Have bought a 99E in .308 from a friend. He got it from his father in law as a gift long ago. Ser# 10141xx. Had a Savage 3-8x scope on it with tip overs. Scope zoom is a little sloppy, so I changed it with a Weaver C4xW wide-view that I've always liked. He thought it was made around mid 60's. Does anyone have an idea. It has a 12M in a circle near the lever pivot. Thanks and I'm enjoying reading here as a newbie.
Also any recommendations on a good 99 gunsmith in upstate NY for any future work needs ? I live near Fort Drum, NY.
Thanks

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#5714615 - 10/15/11 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Pickney]
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The M makes it a 1961 gun.

Welcome to the campfire!!

You have an opportunity to launch a whole new addictive habit here...

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#5714659 - 10/15/11 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Lightfoot]
Pickney Offline
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Thanks, that was fast. I was in first grade then! :-)

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#5716395 - 10/16/11 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Pickney]
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Originally Posted By: Pickney
Thanks, that was fast. I was in first grade then! :-)


WELCOME TO THE FORUM grin,looks like your in the first grade here as well grin
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#5718189 - 10/16/11 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: norm99]
cody27 Offline
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Hey long time reader on the forum first time poster.

ive been told this is the best place to ask this question about putting a rough date on my 99F, ive googled and come up with very vague and varying answers from "made after 1891" to "1951 or older" and finally "1957" so i figure you guys got a better handle on this so ill let ya give it a go.

serial # 9508XX
LBC 17I

not %100 on the LBC as it was hard to make out

thanks

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#5718214 - 10/16/11 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: cody27]
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Late `57, early `58. There is a lot of overlap in the "I"&"J"s.
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#5718242 - 10/16/11 Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Rick99]
cody27 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/11
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thanks for the quick response, always wondered how old it was as i know its been in the family a damn long time so its nice to get a rough date on the gun.

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