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What year is my BT ?? RT Serial #

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by huntinandhotrods, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. huntinandhotrods

    huntinandhotrods Member

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    My Bt 99 has the letters "RT" in the serial number. Isn't there a way to know what year it is from those letters? Thanks Dwayne
     
  2. IMGRV

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    R=7 T=6 so 1976 - guaranteed! Gino
     
  3. huntinandhotrods

    huntinandhotrods Member

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    Thanks Gino!
     
  4. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The 1976 and 1977 BT-99s with RR and RT in the serial number are very desirable guns to own because their POI is higher than the guns made before and after those years.
     
  5. Dr.Longshot

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    You got that right the RR and RT BT99s are sought after very highly, Best BT99s ever built w/o gold options.

    Gary Bryant
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  6. Duck

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    Hmmm, I thought the 77' RR and the 78' RP were the high shooters?.
     
  7. oletymer

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    Nope the 76 and 77s.
     
  8. Johnny

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    Is the rib on these "high shooters" different?
     
  9. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The rib on the high shooters has a steeper slope. A cover article in a 1976 American Shotgunner magazine said the then new BT-99 Competition Model was designed to shoot 10 inches high at 40 yards.
     
  10. RWT

    RWT Well-Known Member

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    I was always under the impression that an RT was 1979??
     
  11. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    From '68 to '75, the year was part of the serial number. From '76 to present, this is the BT-99 date code.

    Z=1

    Y=2

    X=3

    W=4

    V=5

    T=6

    R=7

    P=8

    N=9

    M=0

    Wayne
     
  12. Duck

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    Thanks wayneo!.
     
  13. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    78, and 79, they changed them again, due to complaints. I don't recall if they shot higher, or lower.
     
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