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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14049506 08/14/19
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"... # C8551XX..."

Production was in the last half of 1978.

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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14049507 08/14/19
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$325 is a good deal. The CD didn't come out till 1975, the 308 came out around 56-57. The "C" in your serial number is not the same as the "date Code Letters" . The date code is hand stamped on the front of the lever boss, where the lever hinges. It will be one or two numbers and then the letter, inside of an oval. Welcome to the club


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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14049606 08/14/19
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Many thanks. The shop owner looked it up online and told me 1951. No worries, I wont be going back to ask for a refund anytime soon. smile It is going to be a good pickup gun for this fall.

Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14049741 08/14/19
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Late 1978. Savage changed to alphanumeric serial numbers in 1968. You may be confusing the C with the lever boss code used from 1949 (A) until about 1971. The lever boss code was stamped on the front of the lever boss (the protrusion that the lever pivots on). It was in an oval that contained one or two numbers (the inspector code) plus a letter designating the year produced.


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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14050057 08/14/19
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The lever date code was no longer in use by 1978, so yours won’t have one.

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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: remedy17] #14054321 08/16/19
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Originally Posted by remedy17
Would I be crazy to have "reboring by J E S" convert it to a 358 win? I don't see this gun be a collectable by any means.


Crazy like a fox... grin

Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14054458 08/16/19
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If you are young and don't like your shoulder! I'd see if I could get him to sleeve it down to 22HP. Just joking, I've heard nothing but good stuff about JES.


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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14080580 08/27/19
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My friend has a 303 Savage cal SRC marked 1899. the serial number has a dot (.) in the number. when I looked up the year, the instructions said to leave out the dot or comma. I ran it both ways, with the dot it said "your Savage is a 1895 !!! , without the dot, it said 1905. Just curious about the dot in the number, what was the reason for it?
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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14080713 08/27/19
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They just used a dot rather than a comma. Whether that's due to European influence, or thinking a comma just looked ugly, or what.. we don't know. You'll want to run all the numbers without it, which means his is from 1905.

You did use the second box which says it's from American Rifleman, right? The main one isn't that accurate for pre-WWI Savage 1899's.

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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14080800 08/27/19
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Yup, only a one year difference, 1904 and 1905. either an F or H I guess.


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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14080899 08/27/19
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A saddle ring carbine is a model 1899F. The 1899H didn't really come out until 1906 (tho, as always, a few date to 1905).

Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14081309 08/27/19
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Ok I’ll play. I think I know the history but would love to confirm. This 99 is in .300 sav and has SN 649488 on the underside of the receiver. Says SAVAGE Model 99 just under the scope mount holes on left side of receiver. Also says .300 Savage on left side of barrel at receiver. What have I here?

Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14081359 08/27/19
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At that serial number range, it will be a 99EG if the forearm is thin with a curved tip (schnabel tip), or a 99R if it has a fat and wide forearm with a rounded end. The 99R was always drilled and tapped for scope bases, so I'm guessing that is what you have. Small batches of EG's show up that are factory drilled and tapped prior to 750,000 or so, so can't rule that out. Those are the only two models made in the early 50's.

Should date to 1952.

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Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: SDHNTR] #14081366 08/27/19
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Originally Posted by SDHNTR
Ok I’ll play. I think I know the history but would love to confirm. This 99 is in .300 sav and has SN 649488 on the underside of the receiver. Says SAVAGE Model 99 just under the scope mount holes on left side of receiver. Also says .300 Savage on left side of barrel at receiver. What have I here?


Sounds like a 1951or 52 R. Heavy forearm with a round tip?

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Yes. Heavy forearm, rounded. No schnabel. Thanks. You confirmed what I already thought. Early 50’s R.

Re: Savage 99 serial numbers [Re: Jericho] #14082127 08/27/19
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SDHNTR, the LBC will give you the year. The LBC is a date code stamped on the front of the lever boss, it has a letter and number inside an oval. The letter is for the year, C for 51 and D for 52.

Lee

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