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I have the '81 catalogue. Nice shot of an "A" in the 99 section....and looking at it now, I see that tiny little hole in front of and below the ejection port of the "A" being shown ....cartridge counter?
Not sure about 1981, but the round counter 1980 and before is on the front/left side.

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My wife has a 99 in .243, I believe an E. It doesn't have the hole in the side, but the magazine spool still has the numbers on it.

I think her Dad bought it used for her. She shot her first deer with it in '77 or '78.
 

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Okay, I dug out these most wonderful old catalogues. The catalogues of these previous eras are a work of art. I hope for the folks interested, you will click on the photos to enlarge them.
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And this price sheet from the 1980 catalogue...
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In 1980, the round counter remained on the 99-A. I had forgotten, the location of the counter window changed.
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The Savage 99 is truly a beautiful rifle.
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And it looks like the Model 99 was made clear up to '97 or '98, depending on where you do the research.
 
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Both of these were acquired in the last few months. I had a Marlin 39A for a while but sold it years ago. On the left is a Uberti copy of a Winchester 1873 in .45 Colt, on the right is a Winchester/Miroku 1886 in .45-70. I haven't even had a chance to shoot the `86 yet, I'm still scrounging ammo and components. The previous owner didn't care for the buckhorn sights (frankly neither do I) and replaced them with a Lyman front peep and rear tang sights.
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Okay, I dug out these most wonderful old catalogues. The catalogues of these previous eras are a work of art. I hope for the folks interested, you will click on the photos to enlarge them.
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And this price sheet from the 1980 catalogue...
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In 1980, the round counter remained on the 99-A. I had forgotten, the location of the counter window changed.
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The Savage 99 is truly a beautiful rifle.
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And it looks like the Model 99 was made clear up to '97 or '98, depending on where you do the research.
Thanks for the great 411
 

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All ya all need to stop! I am getting me a bad case of Lever Love! I miss my 39A...
What's the plural of y'all?...All Y'All! :D

Seriously, though, all y'all got some really nice levers.
Thanks for sharing them with the rest of the class.
Now I'm torn between a Savage 99A in either .250 or .300, OR, anything chambered in .358 Winchester....:s0045:
 

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Okay, I dug out these most wonderful old catalogues. The catalogues of these previous eras are a work of art. I hope for the folks interested, you will click on the photos to enlarge them.
View attachment 862655

And this price sheet from the 1980 catalogue...
View attachment 862656

In 1980, the round counter remained on the 99-A. I had forgotten, the location of the counter window changed.
View attachment 862657
View attachment 862658


The Savage 99 is truly a beautiful rifle.
View attachment 862659



And it looks like the Model 99 was made clear up to '97 or '98, depending on where you do the research.
I would love to find one in .375 Winchester now that I am finally stocked up ammo for my Marlin 375 Lever Action. I never knew that Savage made a 99 in that caliber. @DeanMk
 

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I would love to find one in .375 Winchester now that I am finally stocked up ammo for my Marlin 375 Lever Action. I never knew that Savage made a 99 in that caliber. @DeanMk
You misquote me. I mentioned .358 Winchester, not ..375, but thanks for thinking of me anyway.
That was nice. =)
 
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I have the '81 catalogue. Nice shot of an "A" in the 99 section....and looking at it now, I see that tiny little hole in front of and below the ejection port of the "A" being shown ....cartridge counter?

You misquote me. I mentioned .358 Winchester, not ..375, but thanks for thinking of me anyway.
That was nice. =)
Last month I procrastinated on a minty 94 BB in 375 Win., wishing it was a 356 instead. Now I wish I would have grabbed it. Still bummed.
 

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You misquote me. I mentioned .358 Winchester, not ..375, but thanks for thinking of me anyway.
That was nice. =)
No, I was just adding to the list of wanted calibers. The .358 would be nice also, but I am stocked with .375 ammo. Just wanted to get your attention on available calibers.
 

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Last month I procrastinated on a minty 94 BB in 375 Win., wishing it was a 356 instead. Now I wish I would have grabbed it. Still bummed.
Old family friend picked up one in .375 in '78. It was his Elk hunting rifle, but I'm sure he used it Deer hunting, too.
He noted recoil was a bit more athletic than the .30-30 version.
After he died, his kids got the gun. Not sure if they still have it.
He put a 1X scope on it and him and my dad both noted it was a bit weak.
1.5X or maybe even 1.75X would've been better.
Dad went with a 2.5X Bushnell Phantom on his .30-30 and it was too strong.
 
Okay, I dug out these most wonderful old catalogues. The catalogues of these previous eras are a work of art. I hope for the folks interested, you will click on the photos to enlarge them.
View attachment 862655

And this price sheet from the 1980 catalogue...
View attachment 862656

In 1980, the round counter remained on the 99-A. I had forgotten, the location of the counter window changed.
View attachment 862657
View attachment 862658


The Savage 99 is truly a beautiful rifle.
View attachment 862659



And it looks like the Model 99 was made clear up to '97 or '98, depending on where you do the research.
I absolutely love how Savage calls the removeable magazine a clip.
Proof people get their panties in a wad over nothing.
 
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