Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Tuesday, 24 May 2022
This was to be my first centrefire gun, chambered in .308. Back then my future wife was 16 and she was going to buy it for me for my birthday. I forbade it though. $400.00 was a king’s ransom back in those days, we had only just met…and I didn’t feel right about it at that point in our relationship. I wish now that I had let her but me one of these little gems… but I know I would have probably swapped away with all the infernal horse trading I used to do, and it would be on that list of guns that I traded and wished later that I hadn’t.
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model 99, sexy rifle. mine is in savage .300.ReplyDelete
I restocked one for a buddy. His dad had fallen on it. Neat internals. I really like the round counter.ReplyDelete
Wonderful rifles, Arthur Savage was a genius. Both of those are lever saftied older rifles (more recent had a tang safety which are quicker to release and fire). The rounded bottom receiver makes it easy to carry in hand, no sharp corners to bite into flesh. The Schnable fore end really does sharpen its image of 'cool'.ReplyDelete
Borrowed a 99 once. I always liked it and started wanting one a few years ago. You would have quadruppled your money GlennReplyDelete