The thing is, I probably wouldn’t do that. The Savage 99 hasn’t really grown on me, I like them, but nowhere near as much as my Marlins or Winchester’s. I will watch this one and if it doesn’t sell, I’ll offer them less and see what happens.I would hold off and save more money towards an all original rifle.
Probably would let me, but finding the time to go shoot right now is the problem.they've grown on me too.
i sold off 20 marlins a couple years ago.
right now, i'm up to nine savages.
a 1-10 twist barrel is better for heavier bullets.
do you think he'd let you take it out and try it?
Try to find a pre 60 Sav 99 in 250/3000 for under $800 if in nice shape. Around here $500 is a beater in any caliber. A good mechanical and solid wood gun is $600 in any caliber. They only go up from there. A very nice gun that has been well taken care of and in condition nothing needs tweaked, is $1K to open.I call it someone's project rifle. The metal strip at rear of the forearm indicates it is (or once was) a takedown forearm and the front of the forearm has been altered. If the receiver dates to 1922, it definitely was D&T'd later. .250 SAVAGE barrel has been added, so you might check headspace, and loading the rotor to make sure it cycles ok; if the barrel is 1:10 twist the rifle could make a nice shooter/hunter.
I think it would be difficult to find an original Savage 99 in .250 Savage with a 1:10 twist (which would be a post 1960 rifle) for under
I already told them I was buyer at $400 and they are stuck on $500 for now. We’ll see what happens, if it sells, no big deal to me. I wasn’t looking for one, just thought I might buy it if it was a good deal.You said he wants $500. Point out the flaws and offer $400. If it cycles and the bore is good I think it would be a good deal at $400. Looks like very nice wood.