Savage 99 features & Mfg. dates
Seems to be much confusion on Savage 99 dating & feature changes. Best
authority is the book "The Ninety-Nine" third edition by Douglas P. Murray.
Try used/out of print thru Amazon, AbeBooks, Books-A-Million, can be found
new or near-new at about $30. I've owned 3 99F models in .243, .308 and
.300 Sav. 1960 marked serial no. 1,000,000 and also top tang safety, and
bought the last two on GunBroker.com at fair to bargain prices. Some will be
overpriced starting prices, others are "sleepers" with possibly no bids and no
"reserve" price. Don't waste time searching for these guns at pawnshops or
gun shows, they will nearly always be priced higher.