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Having trouble finding this on post WWII '99s. Mine is a 99E in 308 Win. The serial number is A0123xx. There is an illegible date code on the lever tang. Anybody know how to date this later models? It's been in the family for decades.
 

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Savage began starting serial numbers with a letter in 1969, these are all Westfield guns, codes go A thru G (G being Spanish produced parts). A was the first serial number letter prefix and indicates manufacture in 1969 or the very early 70's. Recievers were produced and had a serial number applied, actually assembly may have occurred a year or so later at which time the lever tang code was applied. The tang code is what actually dates the rifle, with yours being obscured, you may never really know.

The various sites that date Savage 99 serial numbers to specific years, do not include information on these lettered prefix serial number ranges, at least not that I can find.

Savage 99E are great little carbines, guess thats why its been in the family for decades.

Reference 99E above, 1894 CL below.

99E and CL.jpg
 

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Good enough, thanks guys!
 
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