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Browning BT99 AR forend troubles

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dbl Auto, Feb 21, 2010.

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  1. Dbl Auto

    Dbl Auto Active Member

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    I remember seeing a post on some having trouble with the forends of their BT99 AR trap guns. I did a search and didn't find what I was looking for. I guy that I shoot with has a BT99 AR that he got from Sportsmen's Den in Shelby, Ohio. He has shot it for maybe 2 years. Now the forend gets loose after some shooting. There are screws in the wood that work loose. If any have info on fixes I would love to share them with my buddy. He has 148 out of 150 in three events and loves the gun other than this issue.
    Doug Allison
     
  2. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    The best fix I remember seeing for this issue was a couple of screws that were installed through the forend iron (recessed of course). I don't remember the poster or the gunsmith though.

    ss
     
  3. M R Ducks

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    I have one (for sale if anyone intersted). I drilled out the hole in the fore stock nearest the receiver, inlet a piece of hardwood dowel, and redrilled for teh screw. I also used adhesive caulk in the dado for the fore stock iron when I reassembled. Seems to be holding up okay. I would not hesitate to use a liquid nails or other strong adhesive in there should it come lose again.

    It's a great shooting BT gun - no question. But that fore stock design is poor.

    Joe
     
  4. JD Jake

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    This is a problem that exists on all new BT99s, not just the BT99 AR, correct?
     
  5. Hoosier Daddy

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    I just filled the screw hole with epoxy and put the screw back in and let it set up. I never intend to take it out anyway.
     
  6. Rods Custom Stocks

    Rods Custom Stocks Member

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    To fix the forend I do this,
    Throw the wood screw away and drill out the old hole to accept a threaded insert, Glue the insert in and then Acra Glass the metal to wood. Before you shoot it remove all screws, clean the threads and apply blue Loctite.

    30 min. fix not including drying time for the Acra Glass.

    .........Rod
     
  7. tom berry

    tom berry Active Member

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    Tom Larkin fixed my sons with two screws throught the back of the forend iron.

    I recommend him. Great guy to work with.

    I'm guessing he's in AZ right now but you can ship it to the gun club.

    I have his contact information at home.
     
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