What is the value of my .300 Savage model 99

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by leafsrule, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. leafsrule

    leafsrule New Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    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

    Aug 19, 2012
    Central AZ (Yavapai County)
    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.
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  3. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    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+
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  4. steve99f

    steve99f New Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Eastern PA
    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

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    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.....
  6. Brian Tindall

    Brian Tindall New Member

    Jan 11, 2016
    Toney, Alabama
    Where is the model Boss Code located?

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  7. Grizzley1

    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2014
    Right here.
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  8. MooseDown

    MooseDown New Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    Hey guys, just wondering about my 2 300's.. I have one(my main rifle for the last 15 years) and I new one I just acquired last fall which is obviously newer.. My older one is a 3 piece breakdown savage.. Got some dates stamped on it a "Utica. N.Y , USA. PAT'D May 25 1903 June 1. 1909".. So I know that's the patent date but would that tell anything towards the age of the gun? Serial number starts 312xxx.. Boss code from what I understand is on the front side of the lever. "M"..
    I can post a pic of need be, I'm not looking too sell, this is my rifle that will get passed down to my kids but it would be interesting to see a ballpark price too..
    So if anyone can give me a little more info about my breakdown 300, that would be great.
    Thanks in advance folks..

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