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Savage 99C .308

I own a Savage Model 99C in .308 cal. I bought it 1970, plus or minus a few years. Serial number looks to be C0223XX. Just wonder if any one could date it better than I can. Never used it much. VG condition. Might be thinking of peddling it. And info would be greatly appreciated. TNX
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I might could help you in a week or so.

My brother's outta town. But he and my (late) dad have a consecutive SN pair of 99C .308's (+/- 1973 or 1974).


He could probably tell you the day of the week they bought them.


I bought one in 1980. One of the most miserable guns I ever owned. Traded it on a Model 70 Lightweight Carbine .308 WONDERFUL rifle !!!!

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Super. Would appreciate it very much. There are a lot more better rifles out there now. Tnx Denny
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Savage 1895/1899/99 Dates of Manufacture , oh yea the best rifle design ever made,

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I own a Savage Model 99C in .308 cal. I bought it 1970, plus or minus a few years. Serial number looks to be C0223XX. Just wonder if any one could date it better than I can.
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Denny, if you want to see the history(actual mfg date, etc) of your 99 contact Savage Arms, they received all John Callahan's 99 records after he retired.
I had my old B "lettered" by John years ago.


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I might could help you in a week or so.

My brother's outta town. But he and my (late) dad have a consecutive SN pair of 99C .308's (+/- 1973 or 1974).


He could probably tell you the day of the week they bought them.


I bought one in 1980. One of the most miserable guns I ever owned. Traded it on a Model 70 Lightweight Carbine .308 WONDERFUL rifle !!!!
Surprised to hear negative feedback on a 99 Savage. I've shot my dad's .300 and it's a tack driver. Very nice trigger. The only thing I wouldn't like is the lack a detachable magazine, and having to cycle all of the shells out one by one to unload. What didn't you like about the rifle? Btw, I was like that with a post '64 Winchester 88 in .308. That gun and I were just not compatible.
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A savage 99 must be a personal thing.I never had the desire to own one.308 might not grab much money either.250 probably would.I'm not a 99 nut though.

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Always want a 99 in 300 Savage, so if you don't want yours I would would be honored to accept a gift.
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Surprised to hear negative feedback on a 99 Savage. I've shot my dad's .300 and it's a tack driver. Very nice trigger. The only thing I wouldn't like is the lack a detachable magazine, and having to cycle all of the shells out one by one to unload. What didn't you like about the rifle? Btw, I was like that with a post '64 Winchester 88 in .308. That gun and I were just not compatible.

The one I had was just a LOUSY rifle.

Kicked like a mule for a .308 Win...………….about a 10 lb. trigger...………..an action that had all the smoothness of a set of tank tracks...……….and it was a 3 MOA shooter on its BEST day. P.O.S. !!!

Now...………...I shot an old buddy's .250 Savage (the only 99 I ever saw stamped ".250 Savage" and not ".250-3000") and it was butter smooth and accurate as well.


Go figger.

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The one I had was just a LOUSY rifle.
It must have been. I love my 99 .300 Savage and would not sell it for any amount of money. Very smooth and shoots 165's lights out.
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