BuckMark

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by riderguy, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. riderguy

    riderguy New Member

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    I haven't heard anyone mention a Buckmark.
    Any reason?
     
  2. Hairtrigger

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    If I was buying a 22 pistol to shoot as is I would buy a Buckmark target. If I wanted to add race parts I would buy a Ruger MK2
    Of course the High Standards made before the move to Texas are good shooters as well
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  3. steadyshot

    steadyshot New Member

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    I'm looking to pick one up in the very near future. They are excellent 22 pistols.
     
  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    They are great 22 cal pistols. I also have a Tactical Solutions Barrel which is threaded for mine. Hoping someday to get a suppressor. Have a small red dot optic on it that works well. I would highly suggest the Browning Buck Mark pistol.

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  5. steve666

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    I have a number of .22 pistols. The Buckmark is probably my #2 auto-loader, with my High Standard Supermatic Trophy being #1.
     
  6. msup752

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    I just sold one. It was big and heavy for a .22 but accurate and reliable.
     
  7. Holmes375

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    The Buckmark is my favourite .22 pistol. Only mod I've made to mine over the years is the addition of a set of Williams Fire Sights. Good for old eyes and small game ;)

    Have owned several Ruger .22 pistols, very good handguns but I definitely prefer the grip angle of the Browning. And the Browning comes with a pretty nice trigger right out of the box.
     
  8. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    My Buckmark is a great shooting machine. Added the reflex sight and made a tack driver out of it.

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  9. Holmes375

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    Now there's a high tech Buckmark race gun! I'll bet that will indeed make ragged holes :)
     
  10. kodiak

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    Love my Buckmark.
     

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  11. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Wife loves hers. I prefer my MK III
     
  12. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    My sis is picking up her buckmark lite tonight.
     
  13. gr8oldguy

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    Had for years, absolutely love it.
     
  14. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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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...
     
  15. Holmes375

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    That brings back a memory or two :)
     
  16. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    It looks like simply field stripping it is an adventure in and of itself.
     
  17. riderguy

    riderguy New Member

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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!
     
  18. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    Ok. But then how do you disassemble it in order to strip as clean it?
     
  19. Hairtrigger

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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
     
  20. riderguy

    riderguy New Member

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    Disassembling the Buckmark

    "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.