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1973 BT-99

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bob radasch, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. bob radasch

    bob radasch Guest

    Im looking at potentially buying a browning BT-99 , manufactured in 1973, new in box, full choke, 34", no porting, staight stock ( not a Monte Carlo and no comb adjustments)

    Does anyone have any comments good or bad regarding this model/year of the BT-99 ????? I am planning on this potentialy being my intoductory level trap gun and then moving up from there in the future

    Thanks Bob
     
  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    You can't go wrong buying it. Bulge.
     
  3. senior smoke

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    bob:
    great gun, should last you a life time.
    steve balistreri
     
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    You found a real prize..with good care it will last as long as you do
     
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    Bob, great gun. I bought one new in 1970 which I believe was the second year of production for $295. Excellent trap gun but I did find it to pattern/shoot a little low for my likes. That said, you could easily ad an adjustable comb if you prefer something that patterns higher. Gun is about as solid as it gets. Guessing you will have to pay in the $1000. range for this gun.
     
  6. cle

    cle Member

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    The best trap gun FOR THE MONEY......ever made. Had mine since '73. Paid $425, I think.
     
  7. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Own a late 70s Pigeon, had a full beaver-tail gun before that and bought 2 BTs since - a Laminate/Nickle last month - now own 3 BTs, all nice guns and good shooters.

    My Pigeon is fixed choke, the other 2 are Invector +, but they are break birds.
    Not a better value in a quality, mass production anywhere.

    Jay
     
  8. RLC323

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    Had a '71 model myself that I started out with. Yours will probably shoot a little flat and with full choke it will shoot tight, perfect handicap gun. Shot mine for years and never had it to any gunsmith, a real workhorse.
     
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