savage 99 in 300 savage
A friend of mine is in the market for a new plastic pistol, and asked me for some advice. When I was talking to him, he said he didnt have much cash, but had several guns his dad left him that he had never shot, and asked if I could help him sell them to raise money for a hi cap pistol, in light of the current political climate. He tells me he knows nothing about guns, and will bring them to me to look at. He shows up and has a nice k98 sporter, a savage 99, and an old single barrel 20ga.
I know a fair amount about firearms, but nothing more than what wikipedia says about the 99. I would have called it very good condition, aside from a good size scratch in the bluing on the side of the receiver that looks like it came from maybe the front site of another gun sliding down the side of it as it was leaning against soemthing. I guess that would make it "good" condition. He hasnt fired it, and has had it for over 30 yrs. No scope or mounts that I can remember, but will have to double check. It looks like a really neat gun, and if I had the cash, I would try to make a deal with him, but alas, I do not.
I guess the question is what is the thing worth? He has a half a box of ammo from the 70s that he gave me with it, and asked me to sell it for him so he can get a modern pistol.
Thanks for any help.
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