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303 cal. 99 Savage rifle #16262870 07/18/21
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I have a 99 Savage rifle serial #83123 with good wood considering the age & the action & barrel a nice patina. Gun has a adjustable peep sight & a good bore. I acquired about 30 years ago when I stopped at the end of a small gun show & a dealer was in a panic to buy a gun from another dealer packing up to leave. I purchased for $350 cash.
I also have a box of factory ammo, a bag of unprimed cases, a box of bullets & primers which I cannot ship. Best guess as to value. Thanks for any input.
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A bit confusing. Are you selling?


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Possibly, depending on value. I have never shot but have factory ammo & reloading supplies. Seems to have been mostly stored & shot very little. If interested contact me.
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Savage 1899 made 1908 with:
26" barrel - round (1899-A), octagon (1899-B), 1/2 octagon (1899-C)
22" barrel - (1899-A ,Short Rifle)
20" barrel - (1899-F, carbine w/saddle ring)
20" lightweight barrel - (1899-H)... thanks David

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Savage...never say "never".
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20" lightweight barrel, 1899H


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With Savage never say never.
For a copy of my book on Savage lever actions rifles send a check for $60 to; David Royal, p.o. box 1271, Pinedale, Wy., 82941. I will sign and inscribe the book for you.
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The Savage 99 Pocket Reference”.
All significant models and variations of 1895’s, 1899’s and 99’s covered.
Also dates, checkering, engraving.. useful desk or gun show carry book.
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Thanks David... more coffee needed.


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Sorry. I changed phones & had to get a new nickname. I was an old time member as tbear.
I can receive emails at tedgrinergmail.com
I'm interested in selling. Can send photos to email address if anyone is interested.
If not, I have a lot of guns to pass on to my kids someday. Gun safes are overflowing & I have sold quite a few. Thanks
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My 303 cal. has a octagonal barrel so that makes it a 1899B. Tang sight is adjustable & gun has cartridge counter which I guess is standard. No major scratches on stock just a few dings. Bore appears very good. Great condition considering it's over a 100 years old.
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Ok, thanks

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My 303 cal. has a octagonal barrel so that makes it a 1899B. Tang sight is adjustable & gun has cartridge counter which I guess is standard. No major scratches on stock just a few dings. Bore appears very good. Great condition considering it's over a 100 years old.
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In Aug. I got a 1899C, has 20" barrel. Doesn't look like it was shortened. Butt stock is a so-so replacement with a recoil pad. Don't know yet what the original butt style was, waiting for a letter from Cody. This week a crescent "rifle" butt turned up on e-bay, I grabbed it, as I have not seen a Savage crescent plate anywhere. The wood has a bubba repair to the wrist, 4 wood screws and glue. Not pretty, but serviceable. Don't have it in hand yet, so I wait to see what bolt length it needs. The bolt length I currently have is the early long one, and the installed stock is drilled for the short bolt, so it was really just a friction fit. I got a replacement short bolt on the 'net, and found that it did not fit - the thread is .004" larger than the original. I cut a spacer from a AA Maglite barrel to make a fit with the long bolt.
The old girl is .303Sav, and had 2 boxes of ammo in the deal, and I have ordered 50 rounds of brass from Brownell, and dies, too. With the .308 bore, I have no shortage of bullets for loading. Condition is very used, but not beat up, price was probably a bit high, but 99/1899s are not common at our gun shows here in NW Arkansas. When I saw the 1/2 octagon barrel, I didn't care what caliber it was. I had been looking for a Savage for a while, this one said "take me home". I found a Marble's S1 flex tang sight. but it is frozen upright, need to find someone who knows how to work on it. Marbles said sorry, no. Does anyone have a recommendation for repair? I have a Marbles folding leaf rear sight to put on, need to get a new front sight, the Lyman on it has lost its bead, and probably won't be the right height for the new rear sight anyway.
One other thing - there is a reimport stamp under the barrel, "DFAC Arlington VA". Maybe came back from Canada? I have seen picture of a sporterized MHG model with the same stamp. Looking foreward to a range day with this and my newly acquired Ithaca
37R 12 ga.


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Are you disengaging the little locking tab on the Marble when you’re trying to adjust up or down?


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