Jeff,If, as I suspect, you're attempting to identify this gun via serial number data from the Browning website, please note that data is notoriously incomplete.
Also, by 2009, the BT-100 had already been out of production for quite a few years, so a 2009 BT-100 is not possible.
It is also not possible to put a BT-99 barrel on a BT-100, or vice versa.
If the gun in question is truly a 2009 production, then it's a BT-99.
Thanks grntitan! I agree . . . I believe the following points are all correct:Always appreciate your knowledge on the BT99’s. Was the BT100 the only drop out trigger break open gun Browning made? I am thinking yes. This makes it quite easy to differentiate between the 99 and 100 if someone wasn’t sure. I had two BT100’s at one point. I was thinking they all had BT-100 on the side. The one BT-100 I had, was the matte finish, and maybe it didn’t have that on the side. I simply can’t remember now. There were subtle differences besides just the finish. I know it did not have the eject/extract option on the drop out trigger.
I bet that is it. Sounds exactly what I’m seeing. I will try to attach picture.I have a BT-99 grade 3 that was made in '09' with the serial #MN171, has silver nitrate receiver and blued barrel. Pictures would help!
The picture you posted is not the grade 3. The grade 3 has the gloss finish on the wood and engraving on the receiver. I would have to agree with 1DIRT that the picture you posted is the one you looked at. Hope this helps!I bet that is it. Sounds exactly what I’m seeing. I will try to attach picture.
Considering you can still buy a brand new BT-99 for $1,200. I'd would feel a 11 year old BT-99 should sell for about 25 percent less, just a ballpark figure with normal wear and tear. I'd adjust about 5% for condition though. So say 20% off for a excellent gun with little to no wear on the barrels,receiver,stock. Or about 30% off for a gun with and handful of scratch's and a couple of dings on the wood, and/or more than 10% loss of blue on barrel or receiver. The shotgun should also have all 3 chokes that came with it. A hard or soft case may add some value to the deal as well depending on condition and value of the cases. 50% off the new price, for a used gun case is a good ballpark place to start pricing it. Again add/subtract 10% or so for condition on the 50% off price line for the case if you want it? Good Luck on the deal. break em all Jeff
Try Able Ammo in Huntsville, Tx. for starters, where I got my price from. You can also try Hi-Grade Shooters Supply, and Guns Unlimited in Omaha, NE. You can also try Buds Guns in Tenn. I can also get the 100 dollar rebate direct from Browning and lower the price again to 1100 bucks out the door for a brand new Browning Bt-99 shipped free to my FFL. Good Luck on your quest for the perfect shotgun. Why the heck would anyone pay a grand for a used BT-99 is beyond me??? These shotguns have sold new for $1,200 for almost two decades now. break em all JeffI don't know where you can buy a BT-99 for 1200,