M-99 308

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by RoosterJ, May 16, 2002.

  1. RoosterJ

    RoosterJ Guest

    My Dad left me a gun he bought before I was born, it was the first
    "big gun" he let me shoot. WOW, I was 10. Took about a half hour before I took that 2nd shot. I'll keep that gun til my grandson gits it. I've never seen or heard of one "just like it".
    M-99 .308 WCF, rotary mag., lever lock safety (not on the top tang), pistol-grip with no Monte Carlo and a straight fore-end. My Dad put a 4X Weaver with a Post reticule, Weaver rings and mounts. Folding leaf and a bead. It's a real sweetie, only hunts on a sunny day. Oh yeah, what year? S/N 958XXX. I still don't know. I think it might have been an early .308.
  2. savageT

    savageT Guest

    I checked my Doug Murray's 3ed edition of the "History of the Savage Model 99 Rifle" .The .308 was introduced in 1955 in the models R;RS;EG; in 24" barrel with drilled and tapped receiver.
    Does your bolt have a damascened finish (1957)? If you have a schenoble forearm you probably have the EG, about 1956.

    You can write the Savage Historian for $20.00 and get the factory history on your gun. Write to: John T. Callahan 53 Old Quatty Rd. Westfield, MA 01085 4-6 wks.


  3. Orion

    Orion Guest

    savage '99 manufacture date

    Go to savage99.com They have a link there that can tell you exactly when your rifle was made. Type in your serial number and a screen will come up telling you when it was manufactured
  4. savageT

    savageT Guest


    Watch that savage99.com serial number information.....I believe he only says that prewar 99's are tracable. The postwar WWII's have a lever boss alpha code to determine the age.
  5. Sounds like a sweet gun.Sure wish I had one like it as I just missed out on one this 'ol Spanish dude bought out to Australia fom Canada with him in the 70's.Though he's still gonna sell me his 22-250 99, he must of felt for me cos I missed out but his wife wont sell her 250.
  6. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog G&G Newbie

    My 99R in 308 is serial number 958XXX, made in 1958.

    Check the date code on the front of your lever just above the pivot pin, should be a small circle there with a number and a "J" in it.

    Hard to find a 99R in 308, only about 3500 of them ever made.