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Need a little help on Browning Serial #s

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Jul 12, 2010.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    I have 2 older Bt-99's and would like to know the years they were produced.
    Gun # 1 --1ODO3418
    Gun # 2 --71DO6978
    Can anyone give me some help? Thanks, Bulge.
     
  2. pheasantsgalore

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    Gun #2 was built in 1971 for sure, according to my research, as this model was introduced in 1970. Not too sure about Gun #1 though........Rob G.
     
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    Bulge,

    Are you sure that gun # 1 doesn't read 70D making it a 1970 manufacture? Until 1976 the numbers preceeding a "D" in the serial number represented the year of manufacture. In 1976 they went to that alphabet crap.

    Phesants,

    I have 70D045XX in the cabinet and 69D019XX packed to go to Missouri for the Diamond Handicap. The BT-99 was released in Europe in '68. My 1969 has St. Louis Missouri on the barrel whereas the '70 has Morgan Utah. I have never seen a 1968 gun.

    Covey
     
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    Covey, you are right. The lever was hitting the receiver and i could not see the first # clearly. I held the lever and wife put a light on the first # and we determined it is a 7 not a 1. Thanks all for your help, Bulge.
     
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    Thanks Reb but I got the info that I needed. Bulge.
     
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