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Old January 1st, 2017, 04:58 PM   #16
 
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Aqualung I am still trying to meetup with the guy that has the Savage Model 99 300 Savage. Right now I want the .300 Savage Model 99 vs the .243 99e. The guy that has the Savage Mod. 99e sends me a text claiming his rifle was made in 1951! Well ok but the .243 was brought out in 1953, this doesn't ad up!!! Does this Model 99e .243 have a newer barrel on this rifle!!! I was first told the 99e .243 was a 1956 year of mfg. Well ok the .243 came out in 1953. This 99e made in 1956 or 1951, no round counter.....plus appears a Birchwood stock!!! Seeing late model 99e's with a Birchwood stock yes but one made in the 1950's. I guess I just am wanting to find a vintage correct Savage Model 99 in nice condition. The guy with the Savage Model 99 in .300 Savage his rifle looks to me from the pictures he texted to me to be the real deal. I am just getting anxious because I love lever actions. But I want my money/trade to work for me, so I am just going to set back and be patient & find the rifle that works for me. I did talk today with the owner of the Sav. Mod.99 .300 Sav. He was coming back today from a late season Depredation Elk Hunt so making contact today was difficult. He really acts like a nice guy I feel it's just working out a time & place to meet up because we are about 60 miles apart. I will keep things posted as time goes on. But hey I really appreciate the comments & suggestions!!!



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Old January 1st, 2017, 05:29 PM   #17
 
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I don't know a lot about years of issue and such, but agree with your skepticism since the story keeps changing.

If you're really interested, I'm a member of another board where there are several experts on Savage rifles, namely the Model 99:
Savage Collectors | 24hourcampfire

Be warned, they can be a bit opinionated and abrasive, but they are a good bunch and know a great deal.

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Old January 2nd, 2017, 03:34 PM   #18
 
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Abrasive is an understatement... +p+
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Thumbs up Hey Guys I got the Savage Model 99!!!

Ok guys I am now the owner of a Savage Model 99 .300 Savage. I met the seller today the rifle hasn't been cleaned up for sometime......until today!!! It had very mild surface rust on both sides of the steel receiver. I bought some 0000 steel wool and some Hopp's #9 cleaner. I used a brass brush on the barrel to loosen up the crap in the barrel then ran several cleaning patch's dunked in the Hoppe's barrel cleaner until they came out clean. Then some cleaning patch's thru to get the Hoppe's solvent out and then ran a final patch thru with some Rem oil on it the barrel turned out great I also did a surface cleaning on the receiver sides and barrel and then ran some cold blue on it. I also put some sort of foaming cleaner in the action and did a thorough cleaning on the action and the brass rotary part on the action then also the window on the brass counter all in all it turned out quite well. I need to get a steel grip cap and install some sling swivels on it and a nice leather sling. I also cleaned out the threaded tapped holes for the scope mounts and whew I was worried about them but they also cleaned out great. So I am going to get some scope base's I have some Weaver scope rings & a Nikon 2.5-7x32 BDC scope that I will put on it. I am excited I had to wait a few days to meet up but all turned out I ended up doing a straight trade my Kahr CM9 with 3 mags for the Savage Model 99 I felt good about everything after getting everything cleaned up BTW the action cycles the ammo very nicely, but wow .300 Savage I bought some Hornady 150 grain SST's came to $34.00 after tax for 20 rounds gulp......I am going to buy some dies and brass & some bullets going to get 100-150 rounds built up for now. I will post some pictures after I get the scope mounted on this rifle. This is the type of Model 99 I wanted with the rotary magazine & brass round counter these Savage Model 99's are so so cool!!!

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Ok guys I am now the owner of a Savage Model 99 .300 Savage. I met the seller today the rifle hasn't been cleaned up for sometime......until today!!! It had very mild surface rust on both sides of the steel receiver. I bought some 0000 steel wool and some Hopp's #9 cleaner. I used a brass brush on the barrel to loosen up the crap in the barrel then ran several cleaning patch's dunked in the Hoppe's barrel cleaner until they came out clean. Then some cleaning patch's thru to get the Hoppe's solvent out and then ran a final patch thru with some Rem oil on it the barrel turned out great I also did a surface cleaning on the receiver sides and barrel and then ran some cold blue on it. I also put some sort of foaming cleaner in the action and did a thorough cleaning on the action and the brass rotary part on the action then also the window on the brass counter all in all it turned out quite well. I need to get a steel grip cap and install some sling swivels on it and a nice leather sling. I also cleaned out the threaded tapped holes for the scope mounts and whew I was worried about them but they also cleaned out great. So I am going to get some scope base's I have some Weaver scope rings & a Nikon 2.5-7x32 BDC scope that I will put on it. I am excited I had to wait a few days to meet up but all turned out I ended up doing a straight trade my Kahr CM9 with 3 mags for the Savage Model 99 I felt good about everything after getting everything cleaned up BTW the action cycles the ammo very nicely, but wow .300 Savage I bought some Hornady 150 grain SST's came to $34.00 after tax for 20 rounds gulp......I am going to buy some dies and brass & some bullets going to get 100-150 rounds built up for now. I will post some pictures after I get the scope mounted on this rifle. This is the type of Model 99 I wanted with the rotary magazine & brass round counter these Savage Model 99's are so so cool!!!
Nice! Make sure you post pics
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You will be impressed with the accuracy of the Model 99. The design of the receiver locks it solid to the rifle, just like a bolt action.

Make sure you get the mounts specifically for the Savage 99, as the rear base needs to be taller than the front to compensive for the 99' "hunchback". The scope you mention should be a good match.

My 99 already had the sling swivels installed by a prior owner (probably the same owner that put the compass in my stock). However, my Model 99R has the rounded forearm. We installed Uncle Mike's swivels on Dad's where the stock is drilled and the front swivel clamps around the barrel. I suggest that type for you as well if you've got the schnaubel forearm, as they don't have a lot of wood where the swivel should be.

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I will have to check into the Uncle Mikes my rifle has the Schnable forearm on it. I am going to have to get a specific machine screw on the forearm that's one of the things that needs done. It appears that this rifle has had the sling swivel on the wood forearm. So I am going to have to make certain that I get the right machine screw for the forearm.
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Sounds like a beautiful rifle. I've been looking for a Savage Model 99 300 Savage, off and on since, about 10-15 years ago. I've got the dies, etc. for that rifle, as I was reloading .300 Savage for a friend for years. He had a bolt action model, I don't recall the brand name, but it was very accurate once we developed the correct load. I know I've got the data in one of my reloading manuals. I'm sure you will be happy with yours.
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Hey guys I also posted some general questions in the rifle forum as well thanks for all our help!!!
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Thumbs up Update!

Well here is a update, I was able to find a Redfield Jr 99R Scope base at ebay. I received the scope base today. This was scope base only, but as my luck has been there I have a set of original Redfield scope rings off a Winchester Model 70 Redfield Scope base & rings. I had replaced this set of rings & base's 15 years ago when I inherited the Winchester pre-64 from my Brother in law. Today when the scope base came in there was not any machine screws to go with the scope base. I also lucked out I was able to find some 6-48 machine screw's at Ace Hardware. So I now have my Nikon Pro-Staff 2-7x32 BDC scope on my Savage Model 99 .300 Savage. I have bore sighted the scope/rifle etc one thing left to do & I will post some pictures. I have a grip cap coming in thru Midway USA & some more .300 Savage Brass. I am excited just working the action on my Rifle its a sad thing to see this rifle not made any more due to cost's etc. But then go to a LGS and just look at the rifles on the display racks nothing but composite stocks, plastic parts etc. Being old school I like to see real walnut wood stocks metal parts etc. Now I will mostly be working on some reloads etc & go out to shoot!!!
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Well here is a update, I was able to find a Redfield Jr 99R Scope base at ebay. I received the scope base today. This was scope base only, but as my luck has been there I have a set of original Redfield scope rings off a Winchester Model 70 Redfield Scope base & rings. I had replaced this set of rings & base's 15 years ago when I inherited the Winchester pre-64 from my Brother in law. Today when the scope base came in there was not any machine screws to go with the scope base. I also lucked out I was able to find some 6-48 machine screw's at Ace Hardware. So I now have my Nikon Pro-Staff 2-7x32 BDC scope on my Savage Model 99 .300 Savage. I have bore sighted the scope/rifle etc one thing left to do & I will post some pictures. I have a grip cap coming in thru Midway USA & some more .300 Savage Brass. I am excited just working the action on my Rifle its a sad thing to see this rifle not made any more due to cost's etc. But then go to a LGS and just look at the rifles on the display racks nothing but composite stocks, plastic parts etc. Being old school I like to see real walnut wood stocks metal parts etc. Now I will mostly be working on some reloads etc & go out to shoot!!!
Glad you got it all together...

I think you'll love the Savage.

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Old January 13th, 2017, 09:09 PM   #27
 
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Yea I really love a Savage Model 99 gotta love the rotary magazine, my problem now I want to complete the collection with my calibers that I load for & that would end up with the need of a Savage Model 99 in .243!!! Yes a precision lever action with similar tributes to a bolt action with a solid lock up. Why didn't I invest in one of these fine rifles 20-30 years ago!!! Gotta luv these lever actions!!! Also ended up loading a box of shells using Noser 110 grain bullet with IMR 3031
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