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Help, Date of Mfg BT-99, Long Tang, Japan,SN 37D*

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by johnjjk, Jul 10, 2009.

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  1. johnjjk

    johnjjk Member

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    I have a BT-99 Made in Japan, Long Tang (1968 to 1995) Serial # 37Dxxxxx.

    I checked the Browning Web Site and could not find any info on manufacturing dates/Coding of Japanese Guns.

    I know the "D" stands for BT-99, but the 37? Could in 37 months after 1968.

    The gun is in 99% wood condition and 97% metal condition.

    So any help would be greatly appreciated.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I have a 37D also..was told by Browning it was a 1973 mfg date.
     
  3. johnjjk

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    Mikkeeh,

    A big THANK YOU for the decoding information. I searched all over the internet for hours for this info and you sent it with 45 minutes.

    Since I just bought this gun today, do you have any insights on it, like how it shoots, recoil or any quarks? It seems to break open a little tight but I don't think it was fired much as wear on it is very, very slight.

    Thank you again.
     
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    I would give it a good cleaning. Take off the stock so you can access. Make sure to properly lube the lugs and forearm contact surfaces. Shoots great with minimal recoil (with the loads Im using)

    Enjoy!!
     
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    Mikeeh,

    One dumb question: how does one get the stock recoil pad off?

    I see no screws, so it must be forced off. The gloss finish on this BT-99 is almost perfect I don't want to go pushing, shoving for fear a scratching the stock.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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