Rummaging through my belongings in the attic the other day and I reach into a box to see if I can feel whatever it is I was originally looking for. I feels a hunka steel under the magazines and old boots. I can't imigine what it is, so I pulls up and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a Savage 99 stripped action! Far as I can tell it was a case of immaculate conception by a cardboard box and some LL Bean Maine Guide boots as I have no idea where this came from. Serial number in the 21K range and not in terrible shape. I have a complete, slightly newer 99, ser #54K, that's boogered up bad. My diabolical mind is already seeing a 25/35 walking varmint rifle, maybe even a 25/35 Ackley! Not sure on that 'cuz the spool mag is finicky on case shape. Of course all that would require me actually finding time and the energy to build this sucker up. Still, finding something like that is lots better than catching a sharp stick in the eye!