SOLD FOR: $1931
Make: Browning, Mfg. by Miroku
Model: BT 100
Serial Number: 04092NP171
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Caliber: 12 GA.
Action Type: Single Barrel Single Shot Top-Break Shotgun w/ Ejector
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”. The right side of the barrel is marked “INVECTOR-PLUS BT-100 SPECIAL STEEL 12GA. SHELLS 2 3/4”. The top of the forearm metal is marked “04092”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “04092”, “T” in a dashed circle, “SP” in a circle, and “NP”. The left side of the barrel lug set is marked “32” and “INVECTOR / PLUS”. The bottom of the right lug is marked “NP”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “BT-100”. The upper tang is marked with the serial number. The trigger guard is marked with the Browning buckmark logo.
Barrel Length: 32” Vent Rib
Choke: The barrel is threaded to accept Invector-Plus chokes. The currently installed choke measures Improved Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead at the front of the rib. There is another small white bead mid-rib. The rib has fine serrations to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered wood with a beavertail forearm, pistol grip, straight comb with a cheek pad, and a brown ventilated Browning recoil pad. There are little small nicks and light draglines throughout. Some of the more notable nicks are along the edges of the grip. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 3/8” & 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad and wood respectively. The pad shows some rub wear at the toe and remains supple. The stocks rate in about Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Satin Black w/ Gold Toned Trigger
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some faint scratches on the receiver and light thinning on the leading edges. There is wear on the barrel where it makes contact with the forearm. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel lockup is snug. We did not fire this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This box comes in its original serial matching box with a factory manual and the installed invector choke.
Our Assessment: Production of the Browning BT-100 spanned from 1995 until 2001. It is a single barrel 12 gauge trap shotgun chambered for 2 3/4” shells. It features a 32” barrel with a beavertail forearm and a soft cheek pad on the buttstock comb. This shotgun is in about Fine-Plus condition, retaining about 97% of its original finish. The bore is bright and clean and the mechanics are sound with a solid barrel lock-up. This would make a terrific starter shotgun for anyone looking to take up the sport of trap shooting. Please see our photos and good luck!