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Thread: year of manufacture, savage 99

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    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2005

    year of manufacture, savage 99

    (shall we make this a stickie, add the other lever's as well ??)

    For Savage 99's made prior to 1951, (serial numbers through 566,000), go to this page:

    In 1949, Savage began stamping a tiny, lightly impressed oval on the lower, front side of the "lever boss".

    The ¬“lever boss¬” is the extension of the lower part of the receiver into which the lever fits and rotates. Inside the oval, Savage stamped the letter "A" together with other numbers which are apparently inspector¬’s numbers.

    On many Model 99 rifles, this ¬“oval¬” is indistinct or difficult to read as are the letters and numbers inside the oval.

    The letters ¬“O¬” and ¬“Q¬” were skipped and not used due to their similar appearance.

    Here is a complete list of the Lever Boss Codes and their corresponding year of manufacture:

    A= 1949 B= 1950 C= 1951 D= 1952 E= 1953 F= 1954 G= 1955 H= 1956 I= 1957 J= 1958 K= 1959 L= 1960 M= 1961 N= 1962 O= SKIPPED P=1963 Q= SKIPPED R= 1964 S= 1965 T= 1966 U= 1967 V= 1968 W= 1969 X= 1970
    Last edited by mike in co; 11-04-2008 at 10:04 PM.
    only accurate rifles are interesting

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