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Old 08-08-2023, 6:29 PM
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Have always wanted one and just picked up this .308 from an old guy that lives near me. Never realized that the design was from 1899. Its rotary magazine was a pretty revolutionary idea for that era. Savage originally tried to sell it to the military but that didn't work so they sold it on the civilian market instead. The 99 has been produced in 16 different calibers and Savage quit making them around 2000.

Anybody else like them? Any comments?
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Old 08-08-2023, 6:41 PM
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I was the caretaker of Mrs. Mac's Grandfather's Savage 99 built in the early 1950's, it's chambered in .300 Savage and in near new condition. I offered it to my BIL but he didn't want it so I waited for his son to get of-age and gave it to him three years ago, he's a union welder in Reno and has hunted deer with it for the past couple seasons. Our nephew was stoked to get it and it's the prize of his budding firearms collection, nothing like having Grandpa's gun unless it's Great Grandpa's gun then it's a little sweeter.
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That's a very cool rifle.
I picked one up from a forum member recently. I always wanted one in .300 Savage, but this one is 30-30, still cool.
I worked in a shop long ago that had a couple of old guys with a lot of experience, told me about how the .308 was developed from the .300 Savage. His words were something like "old man Savage was a pretty bright man, .300 Savage is a darn good cartridge."
99's are now going for a bit of a premium compared to 30-40 years ago.
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Old 08-08-2023, 8:08 PM
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I own 2, one is a takedown model in 300 Savage and one is a 30-30. They are both very accurate. I have 2.5X scopes on both. Both were made in the 30's I believe.

Arthur Savage was a man ahead of his time. I am a Marlin fanatic but my Savage 30-30 shoots rings around my 336.

I've always thought that it was a pity that they were never offered in pistol calibers.

I have a potential buyer lined up for my 300 Savage but every time it he contacts me I get cold feet. I don't really need to sell it but I don't hunt any more and I could use the space. But dang it's hard to let it go. He always laughs undertandingly.
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A few people mentioned how it was ahead of its time but I think it's loaded round counter that told you how many rounds were left in the rifle, a small window in the frame that lets you know how many rounds were left with a quick glance. I believe they only had that on some of the models but that was seriously way ahead of its time. In fact to this day they're still doing digital attempts of the same thing and we only see it in Sci-Fi movies working to count the bullets used.

The other thing was the rotary magazine that allowed the use of pointy bullets and of course that gives improved long range ballistics over the tube fed Winchester and Marlins of that time that had to use flat nose bullets.
I do wonder if the fact that it was a hammerless style rifle (yet another break from tradition) at a time when people were used to having hammers on their firearms affected sales at all.
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I fell in love with them when I was about 10. Sadly, I haven't found one yet..
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You got a real classic there. And it has the early lever safety as opposed to the later tang type. I have a 1947 .300 Model EG with a Lyman Alaskan, and a 1955 Featherweight .243 that has a carved stock done by my dad in the early 60s. He gave me the .300 for my 40th b'day and I inherited the .243.
Does your .308 have "featherweight" or Model F on it? It resembles my .243 in forend shape.



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Old 08-08-2023, 9:19 PM
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A few people mentioned how it was ahead of its time but I think it's loaded round counter that told you how many rounds were left in the rifle, a small window in the frame that lets you know how many rounds were left with a quick glance. I believe they only had that on some of the models but that was seriously way ahead of its time. In fact to this day they're still doing digital attempts of the same thing and we only see it in Sci-Fi movies working to count the bullets used.

The other thing was the rotary magazine that allowed the use of pointy bullets and of course that gives improved long range ballistics over the tube fed Winchester and Marlins of that time that had to use flat nose bullets.
I do wonder if the fact that it was a hammerless style rifle (yet another break from tradition) at a time when people were used to having hammers on their firearms affected sales at all.

I think you are right. I love the loaded round counters on my rifles. And the rotary mag is great. I shoot a lot of spitzer bullets in my 30-30.

The cock on close nature of the action leads a lot of people to believe that the action "drags" or is sticky. It is merely the rifle cocking the internal hammer on closing.

The "cocked" indicator is an advanced feature also.

I love mine.
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Old 08-08-2023, 9:28 PM
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Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who got Bonnie and Clyde, carried an 1899 at some point and I bet it was a .30-30 since the cartridges in his belt appear to have rims. I?d love to have one in .30-30. Preferably a pre war featherweight.

Here?s Hamer with his?

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Hamer's 99 could have been a .303 Savage too. That cartridge was very similar in appearance and ballistics to the Winchester .30-30.
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Hamer's 99 could have been a .303 Savage too. That cartridge was very similar in appearance and ballistics to the Winchester .30-30.
Right. I figured that caliber, .25-35, or .30-30. But I thought the last one just because his first Ranger long gun was a .30-30 Winchester carbine that he is seen with in early photos. The caliber noted in write ups of his first killing as a ranger (see link below).
I find the Savage 303 pretty interesting. Especially in early octagon barreled Model 99s with crescent butts. Like the old west meets the modern era.

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My father had a 99F, with rotary magazine, in 308Win. I had a 99C(Clip) in 308Win and one in 358Win. I really regret selling the 358. Very nice, and accurate rifles.

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I have a cheap, economy model E stocked in birch and chambered in 243.
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I bought a brand new 99DL (checkered Monte Carlo stock) when I was in High School in the mid 60s in .308. My Dad had a Winchester Model 88 in .308 so I wanted the same caliber. My younger brother took over my Dad's first deer rifle which was a Marlin Model 1936 in 30-30 (which I still have in the safe).

Later (early 70s I think) I went through a short "guns are bad" phase and sold the 99 to a friend who needed a deer rifle. I got over that stupid spell and have built up my collection but no 99s are in it. It would have been nice if I kept it, lots of features I really liked, the rotary magazine being one of them. I think changing the design to a removable box magazine degraded the smooth action of the rotary (and losing the round counter as a result).

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I would love to find one in .308 with a nice walnut stock. I love the look of that rifle.
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I bought a brand new 99DL (checkered Monte Carlo stock) when I was in High School in the mid 60s in .308. My Dad had a Winchester Model 88 in .308 so I wanted the same caliber. My younger brother took over my Dad's first deer rifle which was a Marlin Model 1936 in 30-30 (which I still have in the safe).

Later (early 70s I think) I went through a short "guns are bad" phase and sold the 99 to a friend who needed a deer rifle. I got over that stupid spell and have built up my collection but no 99s are in it. It would have been nice if I kept it, lots of features I really liked, the rotary magazine being one of them. I think changing the design to a removable box magazine degraded the smooth action of the rotary (and losing the round counter as a result).

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My dad?s all time favorite rifle from 1964 until he died in 2008 was a pre 64 Model 88 in .284 Winchester. I had also given him a post 64 .308 version. It had that basketweave ?checkering? and was just as quality it seemed as the early gun. I still have the .284 and four tons of once fired brass and boxes of ammo.
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Shoot and hunt with a couple 99's in 300 Sav. One 1941, the other a mid 1950's.

Both shoot and handle very nicely. The rounded receiver bottom makes it comfortable to carry when not using the sling. I like most all lever actions, but find I like how the 99 handles and fits me better than a '94 style rifle.

The 300 Savage was the first to approximate the 30-06 in a 150gr bullet. Far superior performance to 30-30. It was also used as the parent for 308Win. The 308 Win is kind of a "300 savage Improved".
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My dad?s all time favorite rifle from 1964 until he died in 2008 was a pre 64 Model 88 in .284 Winchester. I had also given him a post 64 .308 version. It had that basketweave ?checkering? and was just as quality it seemed as the early gun. I still have the .284 and four tons of once fired brass and boxes of ammo.
My Dad bought his Model 88 when we were still living in Japan from a BX (Base Exchange) in either Yokosuka or Yokohama in about 1961 (1960-1962 time frame). He often talked about moving up to a .308 Winchester as a great improvement to his Marlin 1936 in 30-30.

I inherited it when my Dad passed away in 1987 but eventually sold it to collector who wanted it a lot more than I did (not much sentimental value to me or my brother).

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Savage originally tried to sell it to the military but that didn't work so they sold it on the civilian market instead.
1896 NY National Guard Trials, but that influenced Canada to purchase 2500 Savage Model D Muskets in .303 Savage. They were ordered in .303 British, But Savage couldn't deliver on time if they converted them. Majority went to home guard units, the rest to the RCMP.
Savage made two prototypes in .270 and 30/06 with a stretched receiver. The marketing morons shot that down, saying they would never sell.
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1896 NY National Guard Trials, but that influenced Canada to purchase 2500 Savage Model D Muskets in .303 Savage. They were ordered in .303 British, But Savage couldn't deliver on time if they converted them. Majority went to home guard units, the rest to the RCMP.
Savage made two prototypes in .270 and 30/06 with a stretched receiver. The marketing morons shot that down, saying they would never sell.
Wow, I didn't know that. An 1899 in 30.06 would be the ultimate rifle for me.
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Savage Model 99A in .308, tang safety, 20" barrel

One of my "All Stars" for hunting.
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I always thought they were a bit on the ugly, ungainly side.

But - I like them a lot.
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I always thought they had smoother flowing classy lines than the typical 92/94 patterns. Those seem boxier to me. The typical 92/94 is still nice, but does not the same smooth flowing lines.

But, I like them all, some some more so

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A friend inherited his grandfathers 99 takedown, with a two barrel set, in .22HP and .410. When it was broke down, it all fit in a Savage leather case. If I remember right, the .410 shells had to be single fed. Always wanted one like that, but jeeze they're pricey now!
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Dang! A 99 in .270 Win would be the cat's a**!


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Savage Model 99A in .308, tang safety, 20" barrel

One of my "All Stars" for hunting.
You have in my opinion the best modern (1971, I think) 99 that exists. It has the retro look of very early lightweight rifles with no pistol grip or checkering yet still has the tang safety. While many preferred the .250 in this gun for performance and historic nostalgia, I’d choose the .308 in a second.
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You have in my opinion the best modern (1971, I think) 99 that exists. It has the retro look of very early lightweight rifles with no pistol grip or checkering yet still has the tang safety. While many preferred the .250 in this gun for performance and historic nostalgia, I?d choose the .308 in a second.
There are three, centerfire hunting rifles I wouldn't part with and that Savage is one of the three. One represents the era I used to hunt with my Grandfather. One represents shooting anything in North America with a reasonable expectation of taking meat home. The Savage represents a reasonable crossover between the other two.
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I have a 99G (takedown) in the super popular.303 Savage caliber
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I have a 99G (takedown) in the super popular.303 Savage caliber
Sometimes I acquire a box of ammo, then have to find a gun for it.
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There are 4 Holy Grail Savage 1899's .22 Savage Hi Power, 32-40, and in the newer guns .250-3000 or .250 Savage and .358 Winchester. Most common are .300 Savage guns.

Also there is a Lyman Receiver Sight 57SA made specifically for these guns.



The one of these guns that I got to shoot was in .250-3000 and had that sight on it. I was 14 or 15 and it was my best friends dad's gun direct from the Pennsylvania Woods circa 1945-50. At that time scopes weren't all that, and after the War II most people couldn't afford a scope anyway, so they went with Receiver Sights Instead! These were Hunting Rifles and most of them never saw 200 rounds. People weren't plinking with these guns.

I keep my eye out for one in .32-40 as they make excellent Silhouette Target Rifles. (with the Lyman Sight) There is a nice one at my Local Hardware store right now in .300 Savage.

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Savage started drilling for scope mounts in 1954. Before that, Stith mounts were the way to go. I shot a 1930's 99 in .300 with the Stith setup, 330 scope, and it was a tack driver!
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I am a caretaker of two Savage 1899 Saddle Ring Carbines. .30-30Win. and .25-35 Win.

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I picked up this 1956 vintage 99F in .308 a couple of years ago for $400.

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I picked up this 1956 vintage 99F in .308 a couple of years ago for $400.

Here in Sacramento in the mid 90s the gun stores and pawn shops had tons of 94 Winchesters, Savage 99s, and Remington Model 8s and 81 for $175-$275ish. I got a .243 Model F like yours for $175 and had them take a Lyman tang sight off another Savage. I sold that gun long ago but the sight is on the Model F .243 I posted earlier here. You got a hell of a deal on that .308 if bought in just th3 last few years.
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A couple of mine....

The one on top, a 1949 Model 99-EG, solid frame in the quintessential Savage round. .300 Savage, 24" barrel. Bore is mint.

The one on bottom, an original finish, plain Jane 1914 1899-A Standard in .30-30-Winchester, 22" barrel, BUT... was a well known celebrity's gun, who unlike a lot of other Hollywood types, actually used it for hunting (deer). Bore is very nice - a true hunting rifle, likely carried more than shot.

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I really like the curved butt plate.
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Old 08-14-2023, 3:23 PM
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I was the caretaker of Mrs. Mac's Grandfather's Savage 99 built in the early 1950's, it's chambered in .300 Savage and in near new condition. I offered it to my BIL but he didn't want it so I waited for his son to get of-age and gave it to him three years ago, he's a union welder in Reno and has hunted deer with it for the past couple seasons. Our nephew was stoked to get it and it's the prize of his budding firearms collection, nothing like having Grandpa's gun unless it's Great Grandpa's gun then it's a little sweeter.
I have Great Grandpa's gun - a Model '94 in .32WSPl manufactured in 1906. Now to figure out which of my grandchildren to give it to???? (my son and SIL have both already got NICE guns from me)

I've always wanted a Savage 99!
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Love seeing the pics. The 99 in .308 has always been on my want list. An easy internet search turns up gorgeous 99's that have been redone. Great pieces of history.
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Old 08-18-2023, 3:46 PM
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I have a takedown 99 on consignment in the Riverside shop in 22HP, very cool old rifle, has a round counter in what looks like brass on the side of the receiver.
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