What is the value of a Savage model 99 243 caliber in excellent condition w...

3 years ago #1
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What is the value of a Savage model 99 243 caliber in excellent condition with a Weatherby 23/4 X 10 variable scope?

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3 years ago #2
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That looks like a 99R? Serial number in the 900,000 range and a forearm that's a lot wider than the receiver and triangular checkering on the sides of the forearm? Doesn't say 99F on the barrel?

If so... That's a very desirable rifle. VERY hard to find 99R's in 243. Rifle alone would very likely go for $1000 plus or minus a couple hundred depending on exact condition.

Wish I had one, but only remember seeing a couple ever go up for sale.

No idea of the value of the scope, though I would guess it's worth a bit more.

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It does have the triangular checking on the forearm and serial number is in the 900,000 range but it's not an R series.

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3 years ago #4
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There were only three models of 99 made in the 900,000 serial number range.

The 99EG with a schnabel tip.



The 99F has a rounded tip with checkering that wraps around the forearm. It also says 99F on the barrel.



The 99R has a fat and wide forearm with rounded end, and triangular checkering. There was a much less common variation called the 99RS which came with a peep sight.



There were earlier versions of the 99F in the 20's and 30's, and an earlier version of the 99R and 99RS in the 30's. Significantly different than the late 50's rifles made up of the 900,000 serial number range.

And of the three models above, the 243 is by far least common in the 99R. 99F's in 243 are hard to find, 99EG's in 243 are VERY hard to find, but 99R's in 243 are almost impossible to find.

Hope this helps.

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