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Bill, Gunsmith
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience as master machinist/tool and die maker and gunsmith. I own and operate a tool and die shop and custom gunsmithing/gunmaking shop.
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I have a 30-30 lever action rifle made in 1909 with serial

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I have a 30-30 lever action rifle made in 1909 with serial # XXXXX but can't find the model number--where would it be and what it the rifle worth?
Hi, my name isXXXXX would be glad to help you any way that I can by answering your question to the best of my ability.

The Model number should be stamped on the tang or the barrel.
Can you tell me who it is made by please?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no model number there but it is made by Savage
It is a Savage Model 1899 and according to the serial number it was made in 1920. It might have a 1909 patent date on it.
Model 1899A Rifle - .303 Savage, .30-30 Win., .25-35 WCF, .32-40 WCF, .38-55 WCF, or .300 Sav., 26 in. round barrel, straight grip stock, crescent or shotgun butt with steel buttplate, takedown added 1909. Mfg. 1899-1927, Short rifle (22 in.) mfg. 1899-1922.
Grading: 100%: $1300, 95%: $1100, 90%: $800, 80%: $700, 70%: $650
This was taken from the latest edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values.
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