SOLD FOR: $2835
Model: BT-99 Grade 2
Serial Number: 01935RP199
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Caliber: 12 Ga, 2 ¾”
Action Type: Single Shot Top Break Shotgun with Ejector
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “”BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN UTAH – MADE IN JAPAN/MIROKU”. The upper tang is marked “01935RP199”. The right side of the barrel is marked “BT-99 SPECIAL STEEL 12GA. SHELLS 2 ¾”. The left side of the barrel lug is marked “34*”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “01935” and with three Japanese proofs. The inside of the forend iron is marked “1935”. The receiver has Grade 2 engraving with fowl scene. The engraving motif continues onto the forend iron, lever, and guard.
Barrel Length: 34”
Choke: Full, Fixed
Sights / Optics: The front sight is white bead at the muzzle with a white midbead.
Weight: 8lbs 6 oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered wood with pistol grip and ventilated rubber buttpad. The wood show light handling and storage marks with some compressed checkers. The balance of finish shows light drage lines. The LOP measures 14 ¼” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. There are no chips or cracks. The drop at comb is 1 ¾”, the drop at heel is 1 ¾”. The cast is neutral. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver Nitride
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows only light halnding and storage marks. The receiver is Grade 2 engraved with fowl scenes. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun in a black Browning cardoard box with serial matching label. The box shows moderate wear with rips and tears in the corners.
Our Assessment: The Browning BT99 is a single barrel trap shotgun designed for trap shooting. The BT99 is built on a steel receiver and features a high-post ventilated rib, a walnut stock and forearm, and a gold-plated trigger.
The shotgun has a simple, yet reliable design and is known for its durability and accuracy. It is favored by many competitive trap shooters for its smooth swing and consistent performance. The BT99 comes with a fixed full choke. Overall, the Browning BT99 is a well-respected shotgun that is popular among trap shooting enthusiasts.
This BT-99 is not your average BT-99, this one is a grade 2 with gorgeous wood and beautiful fowl engravings. The high condition on this shotgun should make any buyer happy with thier purchase and almost a guranteed perfect score your first time out.