That's true, because the Perazzi owners kept their guns.No, they are not the same class gun, but at the time both were the biggest and only selling SBT, unless you were rich enough to afford a 4E, 5E 7E. Most guns were Remington 870's, 1100's 3200's, Model 12's and SuperX1. What helped made your choice between a BT99 and a TM1 was the price difference and availability. You could find a BT99 a lot easier than a TM-1 Then and even now on the used market. Yes, both are rebuildable, depending on the skill of the artist rebuilding it.