Laid awake last night thinking about what kind of rifle to get to start the grandkids deer hunting this fall. I was uncertain but on a mission this AM. Grabbed a NIB 30-06 out of the gun safe and headed to my old gun store.
Got there and only one rifle caught my eye a Savage M99 Take Down in 300 Savage, sporting a 2.5x Weaver. It has102_2091.jpg102_2093.jpg about 50 % blue (the rest is handling wear), a brass rotary shell counter and the wood had small ivory pegs in stratigic points. The only drawback,the stock had been shortend for a woman or kid and a red rubber recoil pad installed(it's so old it's mashed flat). Just what I wanted.
I made a straight up trade with my old partner and filled out the papers; each of us thinking we cut a fat hog. I'll replace the bum recoil pad with a 1/4" rubber one and reload some low recoil ammo for the kids and wait for deer season. Now the daughter wants in too; hunting with a classic lever action !! LOL