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Old 01-18-2018, 10:49 AM
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Default 1955 Savage Model 99 Featherweight .243

This was the first "big rifle" I shot as a little kid. A '55 Model 99 .243 that I think weighs a little over six lbs. I expected it to knock me down but of course it was just fine. My dad traded it back and forth with his friends through the years then eventually kept it. He carved the stock at one point in the early '60s. Now it's a cherished heirloom.


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Old 01-18-2018, 11:17 AM
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Nice. i'll give you 50 bucks for it
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:20 AM
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Nice. i'll give you 50 bucks for it
That's cold.
See if Chute&Shoot will throw in the pillow and make it a package deal.

Great looking rifle.!!
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Old 01-18-2018, 2:51 PM
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Nice. i'll give you 50 bucks for it
Hey, that might actually be a profit! Bet my dad paid less than that for it back in 1960 or whenever he bought it.
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Old 01-18-2018, 3:06 PM
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That's really something special you have there.
That hand done carving sets it apart and makes it unique but in no way takes away from the classic lines and artistic craftsmanship of the rifle itself.
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Unlike most hand carving jobs, your dad did a really nice job. He went with a tang sight, and the .243 cartridge. He must have had really good taste. Great gun, subtle and attractive carving, tang sight, appropriate cartridge for the gun weight.

Geez. Don't let that one go.

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Old 01-18-2018, 6:07 PM
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Hey, that might actually be a profit! Bet my dad paid less than that for it back in 1960 or whenever he bought it.
Well it would look nice next to my .243 that is a couple years younger, and also my 300 savage from 1924. But yes that is some nice carving, and a piece to hold on to.
My Grandfather go the 300 savage I got for painting a house. You got to love hand me downs.
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Old 01-18-2018, 9:52 PM
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Well it would look nice next to my .243 that is a couple years younger, and also my 300 savage from 1924. But yes that is some nice carving, and a piece to hold on to.
My Grandfather go the 300 savage I got for painting a house. You got to love hand me downs.
My dad gave me a 1948 Savage 99 in .300 for my 40th birthday. Keep your eyes peeled here and I'll start a Savage 99 appreciation thread soon and maybe you can post yours. I love the variations of these and studied the frack out of them. My .300 is the most common EG Model.
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Old 01-19-2018, 5:06 PM
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Nice rifle Id love to own that.
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Very nice... I have always wanted a decent model 99 in 308. My grandpa gave me his old 99 but it’s in 300 savage so I don’t shoot her much.
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Old 01-19-2018, 8:32 PM
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300 Savage is a sweet round. The 308 is based on the 300 Savage.

Ammo selection is limited, but still a nice cartridge.

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Very nice... I have always wanted a decent model 99 in 308. My grandpa gave me his old 99 but itís in 300 savage so I donít shoot her much.
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Sweet rifle. I have my dads old deer hunting rifle. Savage 99 in .308. His dad bought it used for my dad in the mid to late 40's I believe. Took a lot of deer with that rifle he did.
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Wow, cool rifle chambered in a great cartridge. Nice. I’ve always had a soft spot for .243. Such an awesome round.

I wish my 99G was in .243...I’ve got one in .303 Savage. Not .300, .303 haha!!
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A lever action that doesn't rely on tubular mags is on my short list.

There's the Browning but I think it looks like an abomination.
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A lever action that doesn't rely on tubular mags is on my short list.

There's the Browning but I think it looks like an abomination.
Me, too. Henry makes a 308 mag fed lever that I have been thinking about picking up.
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A lever action that doesn't rely on tubular mags is on my short list.

There's the Browning but I think it looks like an abomination.
Winchester made one called the model 88. I have one in .308, a nice gun. I also have a savage 99 in .308. The BLR is ugly and overpriced IMO.

I have not seen one of these Henrys.

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Winchester made one called the model 88. I have one in .308, a nice gun. I also have a savage 99 in .308. The BLR is ugly and overpriced IMO.

I have not seen one of these Henrys.

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I totally agree about the Browning. And I prefer the Savage to the Winchester model 88. Mine's a 1963 .284. Here it is with an extra 10 round aftermarket mag. called the Croyler Clip. They are on Ebay. That's a .284 Win. round next to a 30-06. It's like a short action .270, or a .280, actually.

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I totally agree about the Browning. And I prefer the Savage to the Winchester model 88. Mine's a 1963 .284. Here it is with an extra 10 round aftermarket mag. called the Croyler Clip. They are on Ebay. That's a .284 Win. round next to a 30-06. It's like a short action .270, or a .280, actually.

The .284 is a great round. Probably the most desireable chambering for that rifle, after the .358. Too bad brass is so hard to find.

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