Saturday, June 9, 2012

Stopped by a gun shop this morning and there was a Savage 99 sleeping in the corner.  When it heard me ask about it, it wagged its tail and I took a closer look.  Turns out its a 99H built between 1935 and 1940.  The action is tight and the bore perfect but the stock has been sanded, the metal reblued and its been drilled and tapped for a scope.  Not a collectable.  The asking price was not realistic and I have no spare money to spend even if it had been back in the corner it went.  Trouble is, I can still hear it whimpering and I have stuff I wouldn't mind trading.  Heaven help me.

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