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Price on older BT-99 ?

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by Hammer1, Oct 15, 2011.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    Sep 26, 2010

    Saw an older Browning BT-99 for sale in a retail store today.

    Serial number 70D 030xx

    34-inch barrel

    Fixed Choke marked * and measured 0.038" constriction.

    No Monte Carlo stock.

    Long tang.

    Everything looked original and serial numbers all matched.

    While used, looked very good. No obvious defects.

    Marked $999 and said they would take $965.

    Any thoughts on whether this price is in the right ball park ?

    What are the advantages of an older BT-99 over current production ones ?


    A brand new Browning BT-99 sells for between $1,100 and $1,200 depending on how slow the sales are that day.

  2. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    Feb 19, 2008
    Old ones had ejectors, engraving and better craftsmanship; new ones have choke tubes.

    It's mainly a personal preference issue.

    It better be pretty darn nice for $965 w/o M/C stock.

  3. SirMissalott

    SirMissalott Active Member

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    Mar 29, 2006
    I agree with GW22 that's all the money, but if it's a cream puff I'd rather pay a little too much for it than but a new one. My $.02
  4. coveybuster

    coveybuster Member

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    Dec 15, 2009
    Older guns are far superior in my opinion. To me the ejector is a major plus.

    Here is how I would price a 1970 straight stock BT-99.

    $ 1,000.00 Cherry

    $ 900.00 Pretty damn nice

    $ 800.00 Solid Shooter

    $ 700.00 Few issues

    $ 600.00 Major issues
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