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Question re Browning Serial Numbers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pdq, Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. pdq

    pdq Member

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    I'm trying to identify 2 different Browning trap guns, and going out to their reference site I'm only getting part of what I need.

    Specifically I have a BT-99 that ends in RP199. According to their site the RP indicates that it was made in 1978. But, I can't find reference to a type 199.

    Next, I have a Citori O/U with a serial number that ends in PT143. Per their chart, the PT indicates a date of 1986, but there's no reference to a type 143. They have a type 43, and also a type U43 I believe, but I couldn't find a 143.

    Anyone have an answer regarding either of the above?

    In advance, many thanks,

    Pete
     
  2. MDMike

    MDMike Well-Known Member

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    I've got a grade 6 that has a squirrlly serial number as well. You might want to try and contact Browning.
     
  3. trapster100

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    It seems you have a Grade 1 - 12ga Trap that came with a Monte Carlo stock.


    Make sure the number on the BT is not 149. (Trap)
     
  4. coveybuster

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    The info on the Browning website is woefully incomplete for the different types of BT-99's.

    I have seen post 1975 BT serial numbers end in 149, 199, 299, 399, and my gun ends in C99.

    I have searched for a "key" to these codes but have been unsuccessful.
     
  5. pdq

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    Thanks to all who responded -- very helpful.

    Pete
     
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