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Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By rdas
erick... this thread was about the ejector...

erick... this thread was about the ejector (S-shaped wire staked into the frame on the left side), not the extractor (claw hook in the right side, held by the slide). If you want instructions and...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By rdas
Which ones did you get? Thinner ones are easy to...

Which ones did you get? Thinner ones are easy to find, thicker ones are much rarer. I have some thicker ones with an excellent palm swell and good thumb rest, that I bought used from a fellow...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-22-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By rdas
Yes, you should use the toothed lock washer. It...

Yes, you should use the toothed lock washer. It helps prevent the rail screws from coming loose. Using a new toothed lock washer is best (because the teeth get flattened out when they are used),...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-22-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By rdas
I6turbo... one thing you can do on your 1911 is...

I6turbo... one thing you can do on your 1911 is get grip inserts. They are thin enough that you don't need longer grip screws, but make a noticeable difference in the width/size of the grip. They...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-21-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By rdas
Couple additional notes... Chim's right......

Couple additional notes...

Chim's right... they referred to that as the "bull barrel" before they made the larger, rounder ones for the Target, Field, and Silhouette models. Nowadays, that would...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-17-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,250
Posted By rdas
+1 Probably pieces of broken buffer jamming up...

+1 Probably pieces of broken buffer jamming up the works. I mean, I'd look at the firing pin to see if it's chipped also, but the first step is definitely to clean out all the debris.

If you...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-16-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By rdas
Shooting a few thousand rounds will certainly...

Shooting a few thousand rounds will certainly help, but there are quicker things to try. The Tandemcross Gearbox or flipping the sear spring (the Heggis flip) will reduce the trigger pull weight,...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-15-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By rdas
+1 But if you feel like the accuracy with...

+1

But if you feel like the accuracy with CCI SV is less than top-notch, try other ammo. I've got a couple Buckmarks that shoot CCI SV great, and one that doesn't (but it has excellent accuracy...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-15-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,629
Posted By rdas
Where do you find deals like that? Places I've...

Where do you find deals like that? Places I've looked, functioning shooter Medalists with 1 magazine are $700-$800, and ones in the boxes with all the do-dads are ~$1200.

What do you charge for...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-08-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By rdas
Make sure the inside front of the magazines are...

Make sure the inside front of the magazines are clean. CCI SV (and several other types of 22LR ammo) use a wax-type lube. Often there is some wax build-up on the tips of the bullets. When loaded...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-06-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By rdas
A couple things to check... does your extractor...

A couple things to check... does your extractor move left-right easily? With the slide locked back, you should be able to use your finger to push the extractor to the right far enough for the claw...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-03-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By rdas
Red dot choice, like most things, depends on the...

Red dot choice, like most things, depends on the intended usage. For shooting Bullseye matches, I'm using and recommend the UltraDot MatchDot II. It's a long tube-style red dot that costs around...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-31-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By rdas
The first and easiest thing to check is whether...

The first and easiest thing to check is whether the right grip is screwed in tight. It might be as simple as tightening down the grip screw. When installing or tightening the right grip panel, make...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-31-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By rdas
A couple hints/suggestions on "finding the dot"...

A couple hints/suggestions on "finding the dot" when using red dots on pistols...

For a tube-type red dot, think of the rear of the tube (the end nearest your eye) as a ring, and when you look...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-31-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By rdas
As 'ol shooter suggested, it might be covered by...

As 'ol shooter suggested, it might be covered by some copper-colored goo. That goo is copper-based anti-seize paste (it is NOT loctite or any other type of thread locker). Obviously make sure it's...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-31-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By rdas
Keep us posted (good or bad). Always worth...

Keep us posted (good or bad). Always worth hearing about customer service experiences.

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-13-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By rdas
Just to be clear, I'm assuming that "muzzle" is a...

Just to be clear, I'm assuming that "muzzle" is a typo there, and you meant to say to insert the punch in the breech / chamber / rear end of the barrel, right.

coltlog... what's the point of...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-12-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By rdas
You don't have to give up using ammo with a wax...

You don't have to give up using ammo with a wax coating, like CCI SV or Eley. Every couple hundred rounds, use a q-tip to clean out the front of the magazine. If you only load 5 rounds at a time...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-12-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By rdas
Just to be clear, the regular/normal Buckmark...

Just to be clear, the regular/normal Buckmark Challenge has the pencil barrel and smaller URX grips. But that 150th Anniversary special appears to have the pencil barrel combined with the larger...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-12-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By rdas
coltlog... certainly not trying to hijack this...

coltlog... certainly not trying to hijack this thread, but I'd be curious to know what your cure is. The Menck chamber iron is no longer available.

Dave
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-11-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By rdas
Absolutely, the first thing to check is that the...

Absolutely, the first thing to check is that the top rail screws are tight, particularly the rear one. The top rail is what holds the slide down, and if the slide is not held down, it will partially...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By rdas
The Hunter is definitely the standard/UFX grip...

The Hunter is definitely the standard/UFX grip frame. (standard and UFX are the same thing) That means you have lots of grip options.

As GladesGuy said, if you like the look, the Browning...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-10-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By rdas
I guess you could try using a small triangular...

I guess you could try using a small triangular needle file to cut some grooves in the side of the pin, so that the pliers have something to grip onto, but Nolan's idea with the wire cutters is...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-10-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By rdas
If you take it apart, lay the gun down on it's...

If you take it apart, lay the gun down on it's right side, so you can lift the left side grip straight up off the frame. If you remove the grip while holding the gun upright, the slide stop will...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-10-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By rdas
Here's a link to some photos of it, plus...

Here's a link to some photos of it, plus practical tidbits (http://guns.dsttr.com/BuckmarkSubassemblies.html#searspringadjustingscrew), like what size hex wrench (3/32"), and which way to turn it...
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