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---------BT99 Problem---------

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RogerAckerman, Apr 29, 2013.

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  1. RogerAckerman

    RogerAckerman Member

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    I just bought a older bt-99 (RT) about 4-5 weeks ago, the gun has been working great until this last weekend. I was just practice shooting at the club and when I went to open up the gun to eject the shell, it did not want to open as easy as always? there was a couple times I thought it was not going to open. I had to push on the lever pretty hard to get it to open up, I took the gun home and gave it a good cleaning and noticed that with out the barrel on, the lever moves freely like before, but when I install the barrel, its hard to release it again. would anyone here with all of you knowledge know what has possibly happened.

    Thanks in advance
    Roger
     
  2. T.A.K.

    T.A.K. Member

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    Is there any galling along the receiver? I'd check to make sure you have nothing caught in there like a metal shaving or piece of lead.
     
  3. oleolliedawg

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    Same problem. Art's Gun Shop fixed it!!
     
  4. IMGRV

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    Hello - I see that you are leaning towards the lever and having to push on it very hard. One thing I would ask is what position is the lever in when you assemble the gun and close it to fire? Is the lever dead center, or a little to the right or left? Center and left of center are not great and may indicate wear, and thus some repair required on the barrel lugs where the bolt locks in. But another thing that comes to mind and may not be related at all but is worth checking - you say it is an older gun (RT=1976) so I would ask if you've had the firing pin replaced recently. If yes, then check your spent shell primers for a scratch mark at the edge. Some firing pins that are just a little bit too long have been known to hang up and not retract properly when opening the gun. A replacement pin from Browning rather than after-market typically would cure that. Just a thought - hope this helps a bit. Have fun with your BT-99!
     
  5. RogerAckerman

    RogerAckerman Member

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    there's no galling or anything, and the lever is to the right, I looked real close for a piece of shot or something that may have gotten caught up. when I looked at the primer and brass area there are no scratches or noticeable problems..
     
  6. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    Remove the buttstock and clean the receiver very well. If the trigger is not returning fully, the "U" shaped safety bar that sits atop the trigger can interfere with the top lever moving.

    Also check behind the ejector head for a flattened piece of shot. This can prevent the gun from closing properly and cause a bind.

    Check the screw that holds the locking bolt actuator to the top lever. If it has come loose it can twist slightly out of position and bind the top lever.

    Doug
     
  7. RogerAckerman

    RogerAckerman Member

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    thanks Doug, I will get a look.
     
  8. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    Make sure the top lever dog hasn't come apart.
     
  9. Brad*90T

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    If you can't get it taken care of yourself, send it to Doug. He is a super quick super nice guy, and his work is top notch. Nobody else will ever work on my trap gun.

    Brad
     
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