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Oldie But Goodie: BT99 Exhibition Grade

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by train222, May 18, 2010.

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  1. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

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    Hello Again,

    I have gotten several requests to re-post my Oldie But Goodies Gun Collection. I hope you enjoying seeing some of the guns from my collection...

    Thanks for looking,

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)

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    Oldie But Goodie: BROWNING BT99 Exhibition Single Barrel Trap ONE OF A KIND!

    This is the Premier Shotgun in my Collection.

    My research showed that this shotgun was manufactured in 1970 as a Standard Grade BT99 with 34”, Full Fixed Choke, Vent Rib Barrel.

    It was shipped to a hardware store in South Carolina in 1970. The gentleman in South Carolina, who I purchased this gun from, told me this shotgun was then sent out to be engraved and restocked to be presented to the State Senator from South Carolina. He told me that he purchased this gun from the senator’s family. The only thing that I can verify is the information that I received direct from Browning.

    The engraving is deep chisel engraving with gold inlays and gold wire border. The shotgun is not signed, so there is really no way of knowing who the engraver might be.

    The stocks are an unbelievable Exhibition Star Burst Wood Pattern with original Browning Recoil Pad. For those of you who may not be aware, Browning Changed the Stock Style of the BT99 for one year only, 1970. Than in1971 that went back to the original pattern. No other BT99 Stock will fit on the 1970 model. To this day, I still do not know why Browning made the change to the stocks, for that one year.

    The gun is Unfired and is one of those special shotguns that you really need to see it in person, to really appreciate the true beauty of it.

    I do wish I would have been able to find out more information about the gun after it was delivered to the hardware store, but the store has been long gone.

    I think the pictures speak for themselves on this one…..

    I hope you are enjoying looking at some of the older shotguns in my collection…. I really enjoy sharing my passion of older shotguns with you….

    Thanks for looking…..

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)


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  2. neofight

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    Three words: Beau tee full.
     
  3. CalvinMD

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    WWOOWW!!
     
  4. Uncle Sam

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    Just like hangin' raw meat in front of a starvin' dog!!!..lol !!..Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  5. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Should be BTF 99 Like in Beauty T Full 99
     
  6. MAL-53

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    WOW!!! That aint saltwood, thats a work of art!!you are one lucky guy Stu!!thanks,you just brightened my rainy day got any more?? Mark L.
     
  7. coveybuster

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    Stu,

    What an incredible gun. I have 2 Bt-99's. A 1969 that I shoot well and a 1970 that I shoot so-so. I did not know about the different stock on the 1970. Being early years in the model run, I always figured Browning was "tinkering around" with something because of the difference of my scores. I always contended the '70 shot higher than the '69 and I am a flat gun shooter. Thanks for sharing the pics and information on a great gun.
     
  8. Borg

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    Nice to see you cradle it in a soft diaper. Gorgeous shotgun.
    Peter
     
  9. letts

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    ENVY is deep here. Thanks for shareing.


    Letts
     
  10. BigM-Perazzi

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    Just a thought, you might contact Bill Mains and ask him about the engraving. He might be able to give you some information.
     
  11. chazbodazz

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    I too think that this is a Bill Mains job. I have had alot of work done by him and this great gun looks like his SIGNATURE style. Charlie Gallagher
     
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