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SAVAGE MODEL 99

Hi
I have a savage modle 99 and was wondering how you tell what model it is. I have seen many advertised as "takedown" but am not sure of anything besides that it was made in 1941

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SAVAGE MODEL 99

I also have a 1941, 99 Savage. www.savage99.com has a table showing characteristics of the gun to help determine the model.

ullinson

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i also hunt savage

i was woundering how good the savage M. 110 CL 30-06 (got 2) and the M.110 L .243 are i ve liked them but only hunted few season with them if you could let me know thanks

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What you have there are two good hunting rifles in two very usable calibers. Those two rifles will handle any center fire rifle hunting you would do in Washington. The 30-06 will work for any game. The 243 will work for anything up to and including deer.

If you ever want to get rid of the 243 let me know. I've been looking for one of those actions for my next project rifle.

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by saying project rifles you made me think back to one of my shot guns i want to refinish it would you have any idea on what type of stain to use what grit to sand with etc.? any help would be fine the shotgun just looks a little rough its a hawthorn bolt 20ga. with a clip i looked on the web for things about hawthron guns and found nothing thanks

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Remove the stock from the barreled action. Remove any plastic part from stock.

Use paint and varnish remover to remove any finish or stain. Sand with 180 grit to smooth grain. 320grit to finish sand. No stain. Apply a coat of marine or spar varnish with a soft cotton rag (White T-shirt). Let it dry. Sand with 320 grit until the wood has a flat finish, no shiny spots. NOTE, always sand with the grain of the wood and use a sanding block. Apply several coats of Tru-Oil stock finish with your fingers. Let dry between coats. Finish with #000 steel wool.

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k well i started it today b4 i read your reply i did use a stain and did sand up from 180 and went to 3something i put to coats on and the woodshop teacher said to let it dry over night and put spar varnish on tomorrow it was a black walnut shock as i found out by sanding and i used a i cant remember the color stain is this ok?

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SAVAGE MODEL 99

k well i started it today b4 i read your reply i did use a stain and did sand up from 180 and went to 3something i put to coats on and the woodshop teacher said to let it dry over night and put spar varnish on tomorrow it was a black walnut shock as i found out by sanding and i used a i cant remember the color stain is this ok?

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Stain won't hurt anything. The spar varnish is used to seal the wood from the weather, not finish it. After you apply the spar varnish. Sand the stock with 180 grit and 320 grit again, until all the shine is removed and the wood is smooth. Get a 3 oz. bottle of Tru - Oil. Hand rub 3 coats of Tru - Oil on the stock, letting it dry between coats. After the third coat is completely dry. Rub the finish with #000 steel wool until it looks even.

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what type of finished product will that give me? i want like a semi gloss gloss if possable? i have a thing with shiny stuff lol i want kind of a clear coat i m not needing to hide the gun really so a little sparkle wont hurt Wink

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If you sand the spar varnish so the wood is smooth. Apply the 3 coats of Tru - Oil without any runs and finish with the #000 steel wool. You will end up with a professional looking satin finish. If you want less sheen use #00 steel wool to finish. Try not to get any Tru - Oil in the checkering. It won't hurt anything it you do. It just looks more professional. The sanding steps are the most important.

Sound like it going to be a good looking gun.

With the Tru - Oil. You can apply as many coats as you want. I've seen stocks with as many as 20 coats. Remember, the Tru - Oil is the finish. The spar varnish is the sealer. I apply 2 coats of spar varnish, sanding between coats. It helps give the wood a smoother look and harder shell.

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