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bt99- 1977

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mission6222, Jul 25, 2011.

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  1. mission6222

    mission6222 Member

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    Does a bt99 built in 1977 cost more than most others? Have 34in silver receiver, grade 3? 98%gun. Whats its value, by that, I mean what would you pay for it, if you wanted one. Thanks loyd
     
  2. wayneo

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    Need some more info Loyd. In 1977 grade 3 usually indicates upgraded wood, slight engraving, not sure about the silver receiver. Is the barrel a high polished blue? Pics are a must, and good ones. How do you know it's 98%, your evaluation or a pro?

    Wayne
     
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    Wayne I only used grade 3 because the receiver is silver, not blued.It has same engraving (looks like to me) as all early mod.bts The overall condition of the gun is to ME 98% So do you think this could be a more value gun than just a bt. Thanks loyd
     
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    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    It would be more valuable to me because if it had a serial number RR or RT then it would have a higher POI than all the subsequent models. The link above has more information. I'm not needing another gun right now but that would be the most desirable BT-99 for a long yardage shooter.
     
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    The #rr is in the serial numbers. What grade is this gun, having a silver receiver,if not a grade 3 Thanks loyd
     
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    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    never saw one and prob never will. After market...
     
  7. coveybuster

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    Sounds to me like a standard BT has been nickel plated. That will hurt the value to purists.

    The RR guns are more desirable to some, as they are the highest shooting of the BT's.

    I shoot a nickeled BT, so to me that is a plus, but the high shooter, and competition forend, is a minus. Here is a photo of mine.

    Wayne is right good photos are a must.


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  8. BT99

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    The last three numbers of the serial number will tell you exactly what grade you have. Refer to Brownings web site. Example 12345RR199. The 199 would indicate grade, barrel length and stock.
     
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    The numbers on this gun are rr149. tried to look on browning site could not find it. Thanks loyd
     
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    I think you may have a standard grade I BT-99, with either a nickeled receiver or a originally blued receiver with the bluing removed. I have seen that before. Looks like polished nickel.
     
  11. wayneo

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    RR149= A 1977 Standard BT-99. All grade 1's came with "Roll Engraving".

    Wayne
     
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    BT99,
    What would the 199 refer to? I have a 1994 mdl. with last #s 199 and 103 engraved on the top of receiver in a circle.??? I believe the wood is at least a grade three.

    Joe
     
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