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Lot 3489: Engraved and Gold Inlaid Browning BT-99 Single Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Browning BT-99 Single Barrel Trap Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Browning BT-99 Single Barrel Trap Shotgun

Manufacturer: Japanese
Model: BT-99
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 32 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 423
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 293
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1970. Dual white bead sights on the matted ventilated rib barrel with ejector and choke marked "*_" (improved modified). The blued action displays profuse floral scroll engraving surrounding three gold inlaid game scenes depicting a pointer and two pheasant on the left, three ducks on the right, and a lone pigeon on the bottom, all with gold borders. Fitted with a single gold washed trigger. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .727 inches; choke constriction .024 inches; minimum wall thickness .052 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 1 11/16 inch drop at heel; 13 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs 6 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks, an attractive plum hue to the action, crisp engraving, and crisp stock checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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