All parts listed in this category are specific to the Browning BT-99 Shotgun unless otherwise noted. It is recommended that all parts be fit by a qualified gunsmith. Please scroll down for a complete list of all parts available.
Browning BT-99 Information
Date & Know Your Browning BT-99
The production of the BT-99 began in 1968 and continued through 1995. In 2001 Browning re-introduced the new BT-99 shotgun and is still in production today.
The information below is critical must have knowledge necessary for ordering parts, wood, and barrels for your Browning BT-99
- Locating Your Serial Number
The true complete serial number of the BT-99 can only be found underneath of the TOP LEVER. All other numbers represent production sequence only and are used by the factory to denote what barrel set is paired with an individual receiver. See figure 1-A to locate the top lever on your firearm.
- Reading Your Serial Number
Below use the chart to determine the manufacture year of your BT-99
Historic Information Serial Number Info 1968-75
1969 started using two digits for the date of manufacture and the following code:
The serial number began with 1000 for each year.
Example: 0001D69 = A 1969 BT-99 shotgun with a serial number of 0001.
In 1976 Browning re-standardized its serial number identification. The BT-99 was discontinued in 1995.
- Serial Number beginning with 01001 at the start of each year.
- Date of Manufacture is a two digit code:
Z=1, Y=2, X=3, W=4, V=5, T=6, R=7, P=8, N=9, M=0
Serial Number Example:
This would be an BT-99 shotgun, manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.
- Determining Tang Style
All BT-99 shotguns produced from 1968 through 1995 were equipped with a "Long Tang" trigger guard. All BT-99 shotguns produced from 2001 through the present are equipped with a "Short Tang" trigger guard. Please see figure 1-B for help determining "Long" and "Short" tang.
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