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94 year old rifle gets the job done #8225954 04/05/21 03:13 PM
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I got a model 99 in 300 savage from my grandfather when I was 10. I'm 71 now. The gun was manufactured in 1927. It had not been shot in
over 60 years and just stayed in the back of my closet. I could not find any ammo for it and so I put a request to buy some here on THF. Two different
people gave me a box. There are such great people on this forum. I took it out Easter Sunday afternoon and shot it for the first time. 1", 3 shot group at 65 yards, one inch high.
That's the distance to my feeder. A grandson of a friend of mine was out there and I said lets go hog hunting. We sat on the ground with our backs
to some pine trees. I gave him the gun to use and at 4:30 about 10 hogs came in. He shot two of them with the lever action savage.
I could not have been happier for him and for how my grandfathers rifle still shoots.
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That's just cool. I bet he was proud as a peacock to have had the opportunity to shoot a rifle like that with the background that it has!


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Greatness! Those Savage 99's are one of my favorite rifles. Try to get mine out once ever few years to do the same thing. up


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Most of those older rifles still remember how...we're the ones that have forgotten!

Congratulations on putting it back into service!

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Great story.


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That's awesome cheers up flag


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Thanks for sharing that story.


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Thanks for sharing that story.


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Great story! Congrats.


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Very cool

Re: 94 year old rifle gets the job done [Re: dkershen] #8226016 04/05/21 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by unclebubba
That's just cool. I bet he was proud as a peacock to have had the opportunity to shoot a rifle like that with the background that it has!

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Greatness! Those Savage 99's are one of my favorite rifles. Try to get mine out once ever few years to do the same thing. up


That’s awesome T! I love those 99’s! Glad you got to exercise it and made some great memories with it... up


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That is just awesome

And your grandson will one day look back on this and enjoy it way more than he does now without a doubt up


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Great read! The 99 is possibly the greatest lever rifle of all time. My favorite calibers in it were the .300 Savage and .250-3000...
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Great read! The 99 is possibly the greatest lever rifle of all time. My favorite calibers in it were the .300 Savage and .250-3000...
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That is awesome all the way around!

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If that rifle could talk I bet it would have some great stories up


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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
If that rifle could talk I bet it would have some great stories up

We went to my grandfathers house one Thanksgiving. He was not there and I asked if he would
be back in time for dinner. My grandmother said, "When is deer season over?" I replied in early
January. She said, "He will be back in early January."
So, yes, I bet there was some great stories involving that old rifle.


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I like to see those old guns being used. I too have a Savage 99 also made in 1927. It's a takedown model. Had it since the mid to late 50's. I still shoot it when I can find the 300 Savage cartridges for it.

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Congrats. Very cool and a great story.

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Yep them old lever guns were built to outlast their owners. And thats the way it should be.

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Awesome! i have one made in the 50s and it is still my favorite.

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Awesome story. Keep it in the rotation and keep those memories alive.

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