Lever is suppose to be CASE COLORED unless it was made in the later 80/ \;s then it would be blued.Gunngee_.300 said:Well, I did ask about the bluing on the lever. Is it supposed to be blued? or is it just a polished steel like my dad thinks it is. Also, on the left side of the receiver there is a sideways "E" after it says model 99 but on the barrel it says model 99F. What does this "E" mean? Also I would like to apologise, one of my pet peeves are forums that don't seem very active. I would appreciate any info anyone can help me with, thanks in advance.