RN = 79, which means 1979 manufacture. Still the old original style. Best trap gun for the money in my opinion, and probably the most sold. Flat shooter, like a field gun. How much you want for it? Just kidding. Jon
does anybody else have any knowledge about this gun. Just wanting to learn as much about this gun as possible as this is the first 99 that i have purchased. I would rate the gun at 95%. Scroll engraved bluid receiver. Nice looking gun. Thanks for any help from larry.
I'm no experienced trapshooter - started this summer. Just obtained a 1979 BT-99 (34", full choke, conventional stock, competition forearm) and shot it once so far. I love the gun !! I naturally shoulder the gun ... and the beads are automatically stacked. I patterned it ... with the beads stacked the gun shot about 6-8" high for me. Throws a nice pattern. The full choke really smoked the birds. The gun does recoil a little bit - relatively speaking. I have sent the barrel out for 4" lengthen of forcing cone, have added 2.5oz lead to the forearm and 5oz to buttstock, and will put on a Kick-eez pad. I am hoping these changes will result in a slightly softer recoil. Dont get me wrong - the recoil was bearable ... and I was shooting 1-1/8 1225 loads. Just trying to make the gun ... the best it can be. Next, I am going to do the 1911 ejector spring replacement (hate having to block the ejected shell each time). The trigger isnt bad ... but thinking about having a smith fine-tune that. Cant wait till spring .. to get shooting again.
ps ... so far, out of AA, Fed Top Gun, and STS re-loads ... the gun seemed to crush the birds best with the STS (Fig 8 wad, geen dot)
V10, I could be wrong on one digit. This gun was stolen from my dad in '82. I don't think I'd have written it wrong in my paperwork. 690022 B1 is what I recorded. I know the gun was bought around the 1970 year. It was a regular model. Nothing fancy. Jim