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Mid-70's BT99 help

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BD457, May 15, 2012.

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  1. BD457

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    Mid-70

    An aging customer of mine has offered his beautiful BT-99 combo set to me (32", 34" barrels cased and matched) for what I think is a reasonable price ($900). Looking at the gun, the bluing is perfect and the stock is perfect. If I didn't know any better or hadn't looked at the breach, I'd think it was new. I know NOTHING about Browning guns and have heard of the "Salt Gun" issue. The serial number of the gun puts it out of the Salt era if I've deciphered the number correctly

    02600RT149 I believe that puts it as a 1976 and if I'm not mistaken, the salt ended in 1971.

    Any assistance, insight, what I should look for in a used Browning, etc would be greatly appriciated.

    Mike
  2. neo

    neo Member

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    you cant go wrong
  3. revbook

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    I'll take it if you don't!

    Don
  4. miketmx

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    Salt wood is not an issue and it must be a 2 barrel set and not a combo as the BT-99 is strictly a single barrel gun.
  5. BD457

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    yes....two barrel set
  6. yakimaman

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    Nah, you don't really want one that old, and what are you going to do with two barrels? But I'm starting a BT 99 museum and would be willing to help the old fella out. Why don't you shoot me a PM and I will take the old thing off his hands.

    rm
  7. BD457

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    SOOooo........ I should buy this for $900 and not look back? I was just wondering if there's anything I need to look for as far as normal wear points or how to tell if it needs overhaul, update or something like that.

    Yakimaman: I'll give him your offer ;-)


    Mike
  8. bonzai272

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    youd be silly not to take the deal.
  9. yakimaman

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    Gimme it, gimme it !
  10. BT99

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    You do know that this is one of the "High Shooters" that a lot of people
    would like to have.
  11. dds4horse

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    definately buy it nice classic gun.
  12. BD457

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    Thanks everybody. I've made the deal. Now I just need to scrape up $900 (Yeah.......I'm THAT broke)

    Anybody need a real nice Colt New Service 45LC made in 1917?

    Mike
  13. yakimaman

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    I'll loan you the $900 - just have the gun sent to me for collateral and I will send you the cash.

    rm
  14. BD457

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    You'd do that for ME? You don't even know me. I'm just amazed at the comrodery of the people on this site. Here I am in need of almost $1,000 and a gentleman I've never even met is willing to loan me the money. All he asks in return is a little colateral. Where else can you find such warm hearted, helpful people? Yakimaman....... you are one of a kind sir. ;-)

    Mike
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    Yak seems to want that gun real bad, don't he?

    Charlie
  16. yakimaman

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    I'm a trusting soul.
  17. BD457

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    After closer inspection I discovered it was pretty much a piece of junk. I told him it wasn't worth the cost of gas to go to the range with it and informed him to just scrap it out for metal value. Here's a few pictures of it before it went to the crusher. I hope this gets Yakimaman off my back.



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    (I can't wait to shoot it tonight)

    Mike
  18. Duck

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    BD457/Mike,

    Ya done good!, they don't come along like that much anymore.
    Take care of it and when you want to upgrade to the latest and greatest
    it will still be worth what you paid for it possibly more.

    Don;
  19. miketmx

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    I know you realize what a good deal you got on this very desirable gun!
  20. yakimaman

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    Just had to mess with ya Mike. Ya got a good deal there.

    rm
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