SOLD FOR: $2130
Make: Browning, Mfg. by Miroku
Model: BT 100
Serial Number: 03147NVH99
Year of Manufacture: 1995
Caliber: 12 GA. 2 3/4” Shells
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 “03147”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “03147”, “I” 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 and sides of the receiver are marked “BT-100”. The upper tang is marked with the serial number. The trigger guard is marked with the Browning buckmark logo. There is a brass inlay in the bottom of the grip that is marked “JM”.
Barrel Length: 32” Ported w/ Vent Rib
Choke: The barrel is threaded to accept Invector-Plus chokes. The currently installed choke measures Modified. Also included are Full and Improved Modified.
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, adjustable comb, and an adjustable ventilated Pachmayr recoil pad. There are little small nicks and light scratches throughout with a slightly more notable scratch on the top left of the wrist. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. In its current configuration, the LOP measures 14 1/2” & 12 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad and wood respectively. The pad shows some faint wear and remains supple. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue w/ Gold Toned Trigger
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% 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. (See Mechanics)
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel lockup is snug. The trigger guard is a bit loose. 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 gun comes in a Browning hard case with brown fur interior and includes a manual, the previously mentioned two chokes, and a snap cap.
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 98% 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!