Savage 99 Series A

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Savage 99 Series A

Postby HarryAlonzo » 25 Jun 2020 11:02

Things have been pretty quiet, so I’m posting photos of my latest lever project. It’s an early production (1961) of the modern design 99 with the tang safety. The project started with an almost free 243 barrel. Took about a year to find a basket case with no barrel. Local gunsmith mounted & headspaced the barrel, then found another smith to do the bluing. I took it all down to white metal, but I left the pitting as character. The stock is awaiting the last coats of BLO to cure.
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Re: Savage 99 Series A

Postby Ranch Dog » 25 Jun 2020 13:13

Very nice! I appreciate my 300 & 308.
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Re: Savage 99 Series A

Postby HarryAlonzo » 26 Jun 2020 20:36

Thanks! My other 99 is an older EG in 300 Savage. There’s a lot to like about that cartridge.
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Re: Savage 99 Series A

Postby Missionary » 01 Jul 2020 20:59

We have a 99 made in 51 in the 300. It is a pleasure to carry it about through the woods and river bottoms.
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Re: Savage 99 Series A

Postby HarryAlonzo » 02 Aug 2020 12:35

All done. Boyd’s laminated stock, because 99 stocks have a propensity for cracking and I didn’t want to drill cross holes or cut down the length of a good vintage butt stock. I reduced the LOP by 2 inches, but have two one inch spacers with butt plates to make it adjustable. The forend is one of the budget birch type, so I didn’t feel so bad about drilling that. I struggled with dye to match the butt, as you can see.
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Re: Savage 99 Series A

Postby Arroyoshark » 02 Aug 2020 14:16

That turned out well. A modern rendering of a classic design.

Ought to be swell for coyotes, javelina and deer in your region.

The .243 Win. is a superb round, no secrets to it at all anymore. The quarter-incher should be accurate at long range.
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Re: Savage 99 Series A

Postby Ranch Dog » 03 Aug 2020 05:47

Well... that's different, but I like it!
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Re: Savage 99 Series A

Postby Archer » 04 Aug 2020 05:45

Very nice.

Reminds me I need to get on my .243 AR project.
I had it about half assembled and decided the barrel was too blame heavy. I've got a 20" 3 lb 'bull' contour that's at least 2lbs lighter than the 5+ lb barrel I had on hand.
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Re: Savage 99 Series A

Postby Missionary » 06 Aug 2020 07:27

Good looking 99 ! Will make a fine Yote rifle !
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