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Old July 31, 2008, 09:49 PM   #11
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,337
OK, I was wrong about the serial number.

Doug Murray's book on 99 says that the change to the tang safety came in 1960 for the F model.

Interestingly, the .358 was chambered from 1956-68 and from 1977-1980, FAR longer than the .284 (1969-1972) or the .375 (1979-1980).

I knew there was a cartridge missing from the ones mentioned here, but I just couldn't put my finger on it. It was the 7mm-08.
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