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Old 03-19-2013, 11:00 PM   #11
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Wife loves hers. I prefer my MK III
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My sis is picking up her buckmark lite tonight.
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Had for years, absolutely love it.
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Love my Buckmark, too! It has always been 100% and is as much of a tackdriver as a handgun can ever be.

Taking the grips off is an adventure, though! The first time I did I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I had to run into the arms of Youtube to get it back together again...
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Love my Buckmark, too! It has always been 100% and is as much of a tackdriver as a handgun can ever be.

Taking the grips off is an adventure, though! The first time I did I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I had to run into the arms of Youtube to get it back together again...
That brings back a memory or two
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It looks like simply field stripping it is an adventure in and of itself.
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One problem is the difficulty taking it apart -- which is interesting as one reason I got a Buckmark is because the Ruger is so difficult to put back together.
I called Browning about it and they said they had been having a lot of trouble with people stripping screws when reassembling the Buckmark and then having to deal with warrantee issues -- so decided to Loctite everything together so that wouldn't happen!
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One problem is the difficulty taking it apart -- which is interesting as one reason I got a Buckmark is because the Ruger is so difficult to put back together.
I called Browning about it and they said they had been having a lot of trouble with people stripping screws when reassembling the Buckmark and then having to deal with warrantee issues -- so decided to Loctite everything together so that wouldn't happen!
Ok. But then how do you disassemble it in order to strip as clean it?
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Once you get the hang of it the River is very simple to take down and reassemble. I have never needed to field strip other than cleaning which it rarely needs
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"But then how do you disassemble it in order to strip and clean it?"

You don't.

I use a bore snake through the bore and some q-tips in the chamber as best I can. The folks at Browning seem to think that is all that is necessary.

I think the real deal is that this will work for a while then I will have to either use a hairdryer or something to heat up the Loctite, or take it to a gunsmith for the first disassembly.

Browning told me I could always send it back to them if there are any problems -- but that sounds expensive and time consuming if all that is needed is a good cleaning and lubing.
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