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old ridgerunner
May 14, 2007, 06:56 PM
gentlemen,I have a modle 99 take down rifle that was made i 1914,and the buttplate is missing could somebody tell what type should be on this rifle,thanks

James K
May 14, 2007, 09:56 PM
I would guess a hard rubber buttplate, but I wouldn't rule out steel. If the former, you might be able to get a plastic replacement. Try this link:

www.vintagegrips.com/store/product.php?productid=2614&cat=0&page=1

Jim

Steven Mace
May 15, 2007, 01:55 AM
old ridgerunner, the information at the link below might help you determine which buttplate is correct for your Savage Model 99.

http://www.savage99.com/models.htm

Steve Mace

Mike Irwin
May 17, 2007, 11:39 AM
If I don't post tonight, send me an e-mail at kframe_19@yahoo.com to remind me.

To the best of my knowledge, Savage has always used steel buttplates on 99s.

Mike Irwin
May 19, 2007, 08:44 AM
OK, according to Doug Murray's book on the Savage 99, it looks as if there are two appropriate buttplates for a 1914-era rifle.

The first shows the profile of an indian chief facing left surrounded by a ring. Inside the ring at the top is Savage, at the bottom is Quality. Two "extensions" or tabs on the ring, one top, one bottom, say Trade and Mark.

The second is an oval. The indian chief is facing right and brandishing a rifle (considerably more warlike). At the top of the oval is Savage. The word quality appears at the 3 o'clock position under the indian's arm. At the bottom of the oval in the 6 o'clock position are the words Trade Mark.


According to the rather incomplete chart in Murray's book, both buttplates have been seen on rifles up through the 1920s.