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Hi all. My father passed away recently and left me his old collection of guns. In it I found this Savage chambered in .303 SAV.
I’m not a classic gun guy and am probably going to get rid of it at some point (he left me plenty of other cool guns I plan on keeping), but I have no idea exactly what it is. I tried looking it up on a few sites (American Rifleman, savage99.com) and I think it is a model 1899c? Manufactured between 1901 & 1903? I couldn’t quite nail it down.
Also I know the stock isn’t original and he might have the original in his shed somewhere, but I have no idea what this thing would even be worth if the original stock is lost. Appreciate any light you all can shed on this!

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Neat rifle for sure.

I would guess that it is a pre-war Model 1899A.
With that said....some of the differences between models are in the stock configuration.
Andy
 
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Neat rifle for sure.

I would guess that it is a pre-war Model 1899A.
With that said....some of the differences between models are in the stock configuration.
Andy
half round half octo barrel tells me 1899. had one like it in 3030, twas an 1899"A" in the 21700 range, much more used than your pictures show.
I would probably keep it myself.
 
Very neat-o. One book I can highly recommend is A Collector's Guide to the Savage 99 Rifle and its Predecessors, the Model 1895 and 1899, by David Royal. (A family member has my copy, otherwise I would look up serial numbers.)

Anyway, nice, classic rifle. 'gratz. :)
 
After looking at the pictures again...

It appears that the rifle has been re-blued...this along with the re-stock and the rifle being in a caliber that is tough to get , at the best of times...will affect the value.

I say the above not as a slam to the rifle...it was nicely re-worked...and I really like the stock that it now has.
I have re-worked many an old rifle...and if done well ( Like yours )...it is a good thing , in my book.

I am just posting the above as something to consider when "value" or "worth" is to be considered.
Andy
 
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