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bt99 leo special question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by transalpian, Dec 10, 2009.

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  1. transalpian

    transalpian TS Member

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    Greetings!

    I just picked up an '87 vintage BT99, 34", fixed full. The gun is mechanically in very good shape, lever to right of center, still tight. Cosmetically, it is only passable, but the price was right.

    This gun has the last two digits of the serial number engraved on the rib, along with the receiver being engraved as well.

    I was told this makes it a Leo's Special. I didn't put any special value on that at purchase but now am wondering what that means.

    This BT is blued and the engraving is on all sides of the receiver, as well as on the metal on the forend. Other than the engraving, is there anything else "special" about a Leo Special?

    Thanks!

    'alp
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  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Alp. As with the rest of us on TS.com. you can sey you havve a "Leo's" and we may not believe you untill you post pictures of the gun. It ain't hard. Just Hit the insert/Upload Image just above the message box and follow the prompts.
     
  3. transalpian

    transalpian TS Member

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    How's that? I do suck as a photographer, but I'm a poor shot too!

    I guess my question "should" have been: Is this a Leo's special?

    Thanks!

    'alp
     
  4. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    The question is do you know leo ??
     
  5. transalpian

    transalpian TS Member

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    As Sgt Schultz used to say, I know NOTHING !!!
     
  6. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Well like alot of very nice people Leo is dead . He was a good guy a gun dealer in PA. And a Browning nut . REP
     
  7. transalpian

    transalpian TS Member

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    So what makes his guns "special"? I've seen some other examples with gold inlays and REALLY nice engraving. My gun has none of these features. Was it only cosmetics? Was the serial number engraving the "mark" of a Leo gun?

    Don't get me wrong, I didn't buy this gun on the Leo pedigree. I bought it because it had everything I wanted: 34" barrel, fixed full choke, std (non-Monte Carlo) stock, no porting, and good mechanical condition. I'm just curious what I really have.
     
  8. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Sounds like a standard gun.Only pics will tell
     
  9. transalpian

    transalpian TS Member

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    There is a pic above showing the rib serial number. I thought that was unique to the "specials". Am I mistaken?
     
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