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.