Interesting rifle! Restoration will kill any collector value, and they are unusual enough to bring collector prices to unmolested originals. Keep an eye on gunbroker to see what they are selling for. Ammunition is a challenge, first they shoot .227" diameter bullets (Hornady I think still makes one), correct headstamp brass is hard to come by, but it can be found. Check out 24hourcampfire savage collectors forum, they are the 1899/99 experts.