I just recently purchased my 1st Savage model 99. I wanted something old(not in current production) and something new(did not have yet). Living in the Southeast US Marlin 336 and Remington 742 were king. I am thrilled about the gun in which I have purchased. I have no idea of when it was made and hoping someone could help me. The serial # on the bottom of the gun is 116xxxx if that helps. It is a Savage 99C in 308. Thank in advance for any help offerd.