Originally Posted by pea shooter
I have a savage model 99 chambered in 30-30.serial#302xxx gun is in very good condition. blueing is90-95% bore is mirror like condition (95%) finish on wood is 95% gun appears to have bin used very little.only rust is minor right behind breech. i am interested in age and value.
New In box - $650
Used - $275 - $500
The one thing that ruins the value of the Model 99 in 30/30 is that it is 30/30 and not 250/3000 or 300 Savage or 308 or 243.
The rimless calibers are more desireable than the 30/30 Winchester and commands a higher price.
Model 99 A (I) - manufactured from 1920 - 1936
Model 99 A (II) - Manufactured from 1971 - 1982
Model 99 B - 1920 - 1936 - take down.
Model 99 C - 1965 - 1989 - Not made in 30/30 Winchester
Model 99 CD - 1975 - 1981
Model 99 DE - Citation Grade - 1968 - 1970
Model 99 DL - Deluxe - 1960 - 1973
Model 99 E (I) - Carbine - Manufactured from 1920 - 1936, 22 inch barrel on 30/30, 24 inch barrel on 300 Savage.
Model 99 E (II) - 1960 - 1989 - not made in 30/30
Model 99 EG (I) - Manufactured 1936 - 1941, Pre WW II
Model 99 EG (II) - manufactured 1946 - 1960
Model 99 F (I) - Featherweight - Manufactured 1920 - 1942
Model 99 F (II) - Manufactured 1955 - 1973, weight 6.5 lbs.
Model 99 G - Take Down - Manufactured 1920 - 1942, Checkered Pistol grip stock forearm. Weight 7.25 lbs.
Model 99 H - Carbine - 1931 - 1942 Barrel Band
Model 99 K - Manufactured 1931 - 1942, Lyman sight, folding middle.
Model 99 R (I) - Special large pistol grip stock and forearm.
Model 99 R (II) - 1946 - 60
Model 99 RS (I) - Pre WW II - Lyman peep sight, folding middle sight, quick detachable swivels and sling.
Model 99 RS (II) - 1946 - 1958 Redfield 70 LH receiver sight, blank in middle sight slot.
Model 99 T - Featherweight - 22 High Power, 30/30 Winchester, 303 Savage with 20 inch barrel, 300 Sav. with 22 inch barrel, checkered pistol grip stock and beavertail forearm. Weight 7 lbs. Manufactured 1936 - 1942
Model 99 - 358 , Manufactured from 1977 - 1980 in 358 Winchester only!
So as you can see, it does no good to come on the internet with a model number and a serial number. There is a possibility that there was more than one model with the same serial number. You have to have a book with a picture and a description of the rifle to properly identify it.
Some models are more desirable than others and some calibers are more valuable than others.
The one bragging right to the Model 99 was that it was in continuous production the whole way through the Great Depression and the company never went out of business and although the sales might have been slow a couple of those years, they never quit making the Model 99.
Modern - cheaper - Bolt Action Rifles and newer magnum calibers is the only thing that ended the production of the Model 99.
You can make a Model 70 Winchester or a Model 700 Remington with a synthetic stock for about 1/3 the price of a Model 99!