What is the value of my .300 Savage model 99

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  1. leafsrule

    leafsrule New Member

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    Good day, i have a .300 Savage Model 99. I was hoping that you could give me some more info on my rifle. I have looked into the serial # (6276xx) but there is nothing that i could find that has serial #s that high. I found a list for the lever boss codes (3D) and what I read says that it mas manufactured in 1952. Is that right? It is stamped with .300 savage model 99, (3D), 6276xx, Chicopee Falls. It has a wood forestock and but, with checkered details on both. It has a metal but plate, it is lever action with internal rotating mag with side counter. It has iron sights. The metal is in good shape and all the bluing is in good condition (95%), the wood stock and but are in good shape, they have minor dings and scratches, obviously from use. I have had it for 8 years and i barely use it. I am looking at selling it. Before i do i have a couple questions that i was hoping you could assist me with. 1st what year and model is it? 2nd what is the value of it? Thank you very much

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  2. montezumaz

    montezumaz Former Guest

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    I believe you have a Post-War Model 99EG manufactured in 1952. Judging from your photos, I would estimate the value at around $350-400. Hopefully some forum members will jump in and let you know if I am right and provide more information for you.
    The Savage Model 99 lever-action rifle is no longer in production, and over the past two decades or so the .300 Savage has faded in popularity, eclipsed by its own progeny the .308 Winchester and other more powerful short-action cartridges. Despite its decline as a sporting round, the .300 Savage remains quite popular with handloaders.
  3. aa1911

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    that's in better shape than most, I would think you could easily get $400 out here anyway in the northwest; they seem to be commanding a high price out here for some reason. .300 savage is the most common chambering in these guns but in that condition you have a nice rifle. Bore condition will also make a difference.

    I turned down my dream 99 last year, guy had my ever wanted .250-3000 in good shape for $450, got cheap at the wrong moment.

    Featherweights and the less common chamberings can command upwards of $900+
  4. steve99f

    steve99f New Member

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    A 1952 Model 99 EG. Your reading of the lever boss code is correct. This model is the one of the most produced model variations there are in it's most common chambering. If this was in 308W, you'd really have something. But not in 1952.

    It looks like an honest,well used, rifle. I don't think this will interest collectors so that market goes away. Having said that, if it's drilled and tapped for a scope mount, that could help it with someone wanting to hunt it. Hunters will want to know what shape the bore is in and does the rifle work properly. Is the lever tight to the frame when up? Is the butt stock cracked behind the upper tang. Many are.

    I'd put it on your favorite auction site start it a zero and see where it ends.
  5. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

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    Nice.
    I haven't had one since the '70's.....hunted the
    hell out of northern Vermont with it, deer and even
    their small bear.
    The action was on the noisy side, I didn't care for the
    'tab/tang' on the lever that you need to slide to cock it,
    but the rotary mag was always functioning at 100%....
    first rotary mag I ever saw...
    The 'window' in the breach gave you a count of how many
    rounds were in it, although I don't know if it was accurate
    for count, I never paid any attention to it, but the round
    count window is the reason the rifle was deemed '3D'.
    I also remember...it kicked like a mule.....
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