Value from a collectors point is not going to happen with the great looking engraving and blueing looks better than many but still shows signes of use so keep it clean and enjoy a peice of family history. But to a shooter of savage 99s in general 500 bucks??
The 300 savage cartidge with a 150gr bullet as a solid 2650fps 325 yard deer rifle and comairable to a low recoil 308 load. Unless your black bear hunting or moose at 150yards the 180gr bullets are not needed any more . Try hornadys 150gr SST ammo for deer hunting.