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Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No Today, 10:01 AM
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Posted By seaotter
The Browning website for the Belgium .22 pistols...

The Browning website for the Belgium .22 pistols has been confusing for a long time. Corrective action is supposed to be on the way. Their website may apply to center fire pistol, not the .22 LR....
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-25-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By seaotter
mikem, Is the checkering pattern the same on...

mikem,

Is the checkering pattern the same on both grips? Does the grip on the Challenger have an un-checkered strip, vertical on the back?

The three line, left side barrel address on both...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-25-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By seaotter
mikem, The grip seems to have some wood...

mikem,

The grip seems to have some wood grain with a very high gloss finish of some kind. The interior also seems to have the same high gloss finish. The grips that came on the Browning...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-24-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By seaotter
The photobucket pic is a bit fuzzy. It does...

The photobucket pic is a bit fuzzy. It does appear to have the Novadur amber grip. With the fuzz any or no lettering doesn't show. The wood grip is a late production model, perhaps 1964 or 1965. ...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-20-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By seaotter
The front sight on the Belgium Challenger changed...

The front sight on the Belgium Challenger changed from a blade to ramp and blade about mid 1968. On the early Challengers the top of the barrel was milled out - a semi circle, length ways. The...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-16-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,252
Posted By seaotter
T8 would be 1968. You didn't buy it you stole it...

T8 would be 1968. You didn't buy it you stole it at $200. The International Medalist was not officially introduced by Browning in the US until 1970. Some with an earlier date show up from time to...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-03-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By seaotter
Short answer, yes. Spring needs to be compressed...

Short answer, yes. Spring needs to be compressed past what is required with a loaded magazine.

There may have been some problem with the button falling out and FN/Browning added the hole and...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-16-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By seaotter
The first fully engraved Browning Medalist was on...

The first fully engraved Browning Medalist was on display at the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair. That Medalist was on the cover of a gun magazine, perhaps Gun Digest. Mark25/06 now has that Medalist in...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-31-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By seaotter
Challenger unloaded. Rack the slide. Safety on. ...

Challenger unloaded. Rack the slide. Safety on. Magazine out. Rotate bottom of grip to the rear slightly with the pivot point top rear just under the safety. Then pull down and back. Go easy. May...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 11-16-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By seaotter
You are welcome. May be hard to find just the...

You are welcome. May be hard to find just the nut. Easier to find the whole rear sight, including the rear sight extension. That could be costly. Again two of the screws from Jack First should work....
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 11-16-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By seaotter
Correct in blue in you post above. To adjust...

Correct in blue in you post above. To adjust windage to the right you would need to unscrew (loosen) the right side screw and tighten the threaded nut on the left. This would push the sight to the...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 11-16-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,100
Posted By seaotter
Thanks for the information. Just when I think I...

Thanks for the information. Just when I think I have it all figured out, here comes another variation. With the "matte" finish it could be a FN variation sold in Europe.

Do you have a picture of...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 11-16-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By seaotter
9T185, First welcome to RFC, Browning pistols. ...

9T185, First welcome to RFC, Browning pistols.

In md-1968 Browning/FN changed both the front and rear sight on the Challenger and Nomad. The front sight on your Nomad indicates it was made before...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 11-16-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By seaotter
Yes it is a Belgium Challenger and a nice on. The...

Yes it is a Belgium Challenger and a nice on. The rear sight on the Challenger and the Medalist are not the same.
SO
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 11-16-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By seaotter
Yes. Browning at time also called them Novadur. ...

Yes. Browning at time also called them Novadur. The condition of the grip is less than "mint". The one line, left side barrel address indicates it is from an earlier Challenger. Sometime between...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 11-15-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By seaotter
Belgium Challenger for sale

Most of the time when I see something like this I just let it go. In this case potential bidders are invited to RFC for verification. See narrative in

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/844400051
...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 11-06-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By seaotter
Not sure what oldbird has. Here is a copy of...

Not sure what oldbird has. Here is a copy of the owners manual on ebay.
...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 10-31-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By seaotter
The Buck Mark Challenge first came out in 1999...

The Buck Mark Challenge first came out in 1999 with either a 5 1/2 or 4 inch round barrel. The 4 inch barrel only produced in 1999 and 2000. The 5 1/2 inch barrel was continued to 2010. They had ...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 10-30-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By seaotter
1962 Browning Medalist. That would make it about...

1962 Browning Medalist. That would make it about 100 years old. Value should make my grandsons happy. Oh, I already have one. SO
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 10-24-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By seaotter
PW equal 1984, therefore it is a C-III slab sided...

PW equal 1984, therefore it is a C-III slab sided barrel or bull barrel as Browning called it. These were made 1982, 1983 and 1984. Browning also made the C-III with a round barrel or pencil barrel...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 10-20-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By seaotter
Andyd, Thanks for the pics. The case shown in...

Andyd, Thanks for the pics. The case shown in post 1 appears to be smaller than the ones in the other posts. Also the layout for accessories is different. As Mark questioned, what is the correct...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 09-20-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By seaotter
Some Medalist for the non US market were sold by...

Some Medalist for the non US market were sold by FN with hat case. That screw driver and cleaning rod shown were standard for that case. As far as I know the Medalist had a FN barrel address rather...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 09-05-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By seaotter
The Challenger III has an alloy frame. The...

The Challenger III has an alloy frame. The Challenger II and Belgium Challenger have steel frames.
SO
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 09-02-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By seaotter
IPSC, Hang in there. Hope it stays off shore...

IPSC, Hang in there. Hope it stays off shore with minimum impact for you. SO
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 09-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By seaotter
Simpson is correct or at least close with 5 7/8"...

Simpson is correct or at least close with 5 7/8" barrel. Actually 150 mm which is the same length on the type one International Medalist. The serial number shown indicates a 1969 production date.
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