Re: Savage 99
Based on the solid frame and pistolgrip with checkering it sounds like either a Model R or RS. The EG wasn't out yet. The T had 20 inch barrels in 250-3000. The rest were takedowns.
The difference between an R and RS is the R came with a semi-buckhorn rear, the RS had a fold down rear, Lyman windgauge tangsite, and came with sling eyes and sling. They both had a double groove detail on the fore end.
An expensive rifle in it's day either way and a very nice hunting rifle to carry today. Very collectable too if it weren't for the fact that it was drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Those usually kill any collector interest along with aftermarket recoil pads. I don't have an R or RS but do have a 300 Savage T. They are very similar. The T has a beavertail fore end and more checkering. Shoots great. Enjoy your 99!
I see you got to the same conclusion!
Last edited by steve99f; 08-04-2011 at 07:42 PM..