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1937 or 38 Savage, mod. 99, good shape in 250-3000 caliber.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by jonesy2552, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. jonesy2552

    jonesy2552 Vancouver, WA New Member

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    I started collecting guns in '90 or '91. I have many to sell, this is one. I know that some of these are more valuable in this caliber. Can any of you guy's give your " opinions " on a value? It is in really good condition. Checkering is good, stock is good. I look forward to posting this item and thanks to those that reply. Merry Christmas and happy Holidays. Jonesy2552
  2. k7grc

    k7grc Banks, Or Active Member

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    Try going to gunbroker.com,and other firearm sales sights. check prices of completed sales, this will give you a good idea of an asking price. Be sure to match model. age, caliber, and condition.
    Is yours a takedown?, has it been drilled and taped?, all original? also good pictures will be needed.

    Good luck on you sale. and let me know when your ready to sell I could always use another 99..
  3. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    If it is a "B" Model (Take-Down) that increases the value. That is a good caliber to have it in for resale.
  4. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    Depends on the model, caliber, and the person that wants it. If the stock is good, how about the bluing under the receiver? That is typically where the wear starts because that's where everyone holds the gun.

    If you're looking for price points, doing some checking online is one way, but that is Internet pricing. With the Savage 99, I find there's a big price difference between one side of the USA and the other.

    If it's as nice or nicer than some of the others that have been listed here in the past, those ranged from $375-$450 for the common ones in good to great condition. Poor condition ones start in the sub-$300 range.

    Ditto on needing another 99. :)
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you check the completed listing on Gunbroker you well see the Savage 99 brings $350-1200 dollars. Condition is everything. The older 250-3000 rifles if not molested and in good or better condition bring a good price, 500-700 area.
    Every now and then you find exceptional deals, I bought this EG for $100 this last summer.

  6. jonesy2552

    jonesy2552 Vancouver, WA New Member

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    thank you for your reply. I think I will just start high so I can come down..

    happy holidays
  7. jonesy2552

    jonesy2552 Vancouver, WA New Member

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    mine is matte grey finish, like bead blasted and blued almost.
  8. FlyFish59

    FlyFish59 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    That's too bad that you plan to sell it but I hope you get what you want for it.

    Here's some more basic info on the different models/variants:
    99A - basic rifle, straight wrist butt, schnabel fore-end, first version from 1899, made 'til '36.
    99B - take-down version, as mentioned in earlier post, intro'd in 1920.
    99E - carbine w/ 20" barrel, intro'd in 1920
    99F - "featherweight" , also take-down, 22" barrel, only weight 6.5 lbs, intro'd in '20.
    99G -upgrade version with checkering on pistol grip and fore-end, intro'd in 1920.
    99H - straight wrist, carbine with deep round-tip fore-end (not schnabel), intro'd in '31.
    99K- the "deluxe" version, engraving on receiver, checkered pistol grip butt, checkered schnabel fore-end; Lyman aperture rear sight
    99EG - replaced the 99A, 99B, 99C and 99E in 1936. Had pistol grip stock (not straight wrist) and round-tip fore-end
    99R - intro'd in '36, this version has the standard spring-leaf and elevator rear sight
    99RS - intro'd in '36, this version has the Lyman aperture sight on upper tang and also a small folding leaf sight on barrel
    99T - intro'd in '36, lightweight version
    Production shut down in December '41 due to the upcoming unpleasantness and did not resume 'til 1946.

    OK, probably more info than you wanted or cared about.
    If your rifle has checkering and it's from '37 or '38, sounds like it's either an R or RS. You didn't mention any aperture sight so maybe you have an R version?

    Take care