So once again long time no post. Anyway, just got myself a model 99 in 308 and trying figure out the date on this thing. I handed over $675 for it including ffl transfer fee, and i think it's worth at least what i paid. But trying to date this thing is a bit confusing. I know it's a post 1952 since it's in 308, just trying to figure out exactly when it was made and what exact model. It doesn't have the round counter and has e stamped on the receiver. It does however appear to be a pre 1mil s/n since the s/n reads: A099749. Anyone in the know about savage 99's?