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Old July 5, 2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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Savage model 99 or 99F

I have a 243 cal. Savage model 99, I ordered a replacement barrel from numerich, only problem is the new to me barrel has v-threads and the other that is bent has square threads can anyone give some info. where I can find the correct barrel in either 243 or 250-3000 cal. Serial on gun is 925XXX. this gun has been passed down for few generations and I would love to able to use it this coming hunting season.
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Old July 5, 2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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I have never re- barreled a Savage model 99 -- I could be wrong, but I doubt the original barrel and action for that matter has square threads.
I have cut square threads but never in a firearms application.
You may just be seeing a poor thread job--standard 60 degree that is---with larger than normal flats on the top and bottom of the threads.
I would check to make sure what kind of threads Savage used on that rifle before I went any farther---maybe someone with experience with a 99 will come along and let us know exactly what type of threads Savage used back then--like I said, I could be wrong but I doubt square threads.
A Savage 99 is on my "must have one day" list--they are fine lever action and there is a rumor I have heard about Savage re-introducing it again--who knows?
Are you sure the original barrel is bent?? It takes A LOT to bend a barrel like using it for a crow bar and you would have to be pretty darn strong at that.
Just thought of something, did Savage offer that model in a take down--I think they may have and that could explain the threads.
You should talk to a smith that is familiar with the 99---I can tell you for sure that the rifle is sought after and has some value to it---I would think long and hard about altering it in any way.
If it is a take down model, a good smith can set you up with another barrel and you can deep the original.

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Old July 5, 2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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Any chance you can get your hands on a thread guage and actually measure the threads per inch?
I cannot imagine someone putting a machine thread into a standard TPI application.
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Old July 5, 2008, 08:24 PM   #4
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Old July 5, 2008, 09:35 PM   #5
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If I'm not mistaken, the 99 did have square threads on the barrel and receiver. This gun was designed to be a takedown gun. The barrel could be easily screwed out of the action by hand.
Check with Numrich and see if they in fact sent you the right barrel.
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Old July 5, 2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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Just came back from Numrichs website. There are about a dozen variations of the 99. You evidently have the "Takedown" model which is listed. This is the same model I dealt with that had square threads. Numrich didn't have a barrel listed for the takedown model but give them a call and see if they have one.

Did you by chance order a barrel specifically for the takedown model?
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Old July 6, 2008, 09:25 AM   #7
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Savage 99

The 99 I have has savage model 99 near front scope mount, on the damaged barrel it has model 99F and it does have square threads, I dont think it is a takedown model though, the barrel I ordered fron numerich was for a 99f, because that was what was on the old barrel. I said in my original post that gun had been passed down, that is true but it was also traded several years ago, and I was able to make a trade a few years ago to get it back ( damaged and the barrel had been cut of)
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Old July 6, 2008, 03:43 PM   #8
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I've had good luck in contacting Marlin for a barrel for an old 336 and Ruger for a single-six barrel. Might want to contact Savage directly.
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Old July 6, 2008, 05:18 PM   #9
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Captj, follow this link http://e-gunparts.com/products.asp?c...l=089Zz99F&MC=

The 99F must have come both ways. Numrich does offer a 243 and 300savage with v threads.

They also offer a 300savage barrel with square threads.

Interesting.............
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Old July 6, 2008, 05:52 PM   #10
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Thanks

Thanks I have also noticed they come both ways but not in a 243 cal. I plan on calling them when I get off of work tomorrow. I would like to keep it in 243 as I also have a 250-3000 and a 300 already, if money wasn'y a problem I'd have them all. Ha Ha
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