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.