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Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No Today, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By chim
Yes, Welcome aboard! Pictures would be...

Yes, Welcome aboard! Pictures would be interesting. Three weights sounds like a Medalist.

I'll be glad when this CV19 is behind us. For the interim I'm treating the stay at home stuff as a...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-26-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By chim
Thank you. Yes it is. M2HB's hard chromed...

Thank you. Yes it is. M2HB's hard chromed Challenger always appealed to me. After making a set of rings from a pair of high Leupold rings I sent the center International in the picture out for...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-25-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By chim
An attractive wood factory Challenger grip. ...

An attractive wood factory Challenger grip. Congrats. Seaotter, Mark or someone has been logging the different nuances of the grips like you have. There are slight differences in checkering lines,...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-24-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By chim
Here's what Novadur grips look like:

Here's what Novadur grips look like:
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-23-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By chim
Happened to me twice. One was on a Buck Mark...

Happened to me twice. One was on a Buck Mark with a substantial round count and a rough area on the bottom of the slide. The slide wore the hump of the disconnector flat. That made the top of the...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-19-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By chim
I have a brass brush that's bent so I can scrub...

I have a brass brush that's bent so I can scrub the chamber portion of the barrel from the breech end with the slide back. Then there's a patch on a piece of weedeater line I pull through from the...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-25-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By chim
I've never had the rails off my Silhouette, 5.5...

I've never had the rails off my Silhouette, 5.5 Contour or 5.5 Target. When I disassemble them for cleaning I only remove the rearmost screw that goes down into the recoil lug. Then I loosen the...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-23-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By chim
I don't recall the sear spring pin being staked. ...

I don't recall the sear spring pin being staked. I think they normally push out fairly easily.

The sear pin is staked on the right side. The reduced-diameter end going through the click plate on...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-13-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,316
Posted By chim
Beautiful! Congrats.

Beautiful! Congrats.
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-12-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By chim
Granted, the II's don't have quite the curb...

Granted, the II's don't have quite the curb appeal. But with a little lipstick............
The bottom pistol in the picture of 3 is in pretty nice shape and will remain as is. The top two had...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-09-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By chim
Do the panels fit tight against the frame - just...

Do the panels fit tight against the frame - just pressing them against it? If so, it could be the Loctite is making the screws tight in the tapped holes before they get tight against the grips. If...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-02-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By chim
I'll need to check my mags for one that looks...

I'll need to check my mags for one that looks like that. Not sure the spring will compress enough to get the button out.
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-01-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By chim
Pictures?

Pictures?
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-25-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By chim
Looks like a 1995 Buck Mark Plus (or Standard...

Looks like a 1995 Buck Mark Plus (or Standard with grips that aren't original to the gun). I'd be in for $300.
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-25-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By chim
The UFX and "normal fit the same frame. Have a...

The UFX and "normal fit the same frame. Have a look at the grip sticky at the top of the page. In the thread below there is mention of larger grips screws. I haven't seen them. If the only...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-24-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By chim
First of all, I have a habit of changing my mind...

First of all, I have a habit of changing my mind from time to time regarding my favorite or even what works best for me. For nearly two years my match gun has been a Kimber with a Nelson conversion....
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-22-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By chim
I use blue Loctite and don't re-apply when I pull...

I use blue Loctite and don't re-apply when I pull it apart for cleaning. I don't remove the front screws on any of the sights/rails for cleaning or working on the pistols. I leave them connected to...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-21-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By chim
It's a Buck Mark Standard. Pretty sure I recall...

It's a Buck Mark Standard. Pretty sure I recall Browning identifying that barrel as a bull barrel at one time to differentiate between that contour and the older "pencil" barrels.

Side note -...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-20-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By chim
The rail is in a dovetail that runs the length of...

The rail is in a dovetail that runs the length of the barrel. It is held in place with a pin that is hidden under the front sight. To remove the rail, tap the cross pin out of the front sight and...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-17-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By chim
My first thought is that pieces of the buffer got...

My first thought is that pieces of the buffer got between the hammer and the rear face of the slide, blocking a good hit to the rear end of the firing pin. I have put cases (not bricks) of ammo...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-11-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,151
Posted By chim
The old ones were machined form steel with a fine...

The old ones were machined form steel with a fine blued finish, had user friendly trigger OT adjustment, very nice factory triggers, weight-of-pull adjustments (except on Nomads) and everything...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-09-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,151
Posted By chim
No. It is a great value, but not in the same...

No. It is a great value, but not in the same class. And I should note the Nomad was the economy version of the old Brownings.
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-01-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By chim
No really heavy force should be necessary getting...

No really heavy force should be necessary getting grips on or off. They can be a little sticky. If the grip catches when reinstalling them (grip is only short way from home) it may be necessary to...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-31-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By chim
Based on your post, I'd clean it before going...

Based on your post, I'd clean it before going into it any deeper. ASSUMING two piece grips - The right grip can be removed easily. The T-shaped spring gets reinstalled like an arched bridge with...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 12-30-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,620
Posted By chim
The fastest acquisition for me is with a tube...

The fastest acquisition for me is with a tube type dot. There's something about them that works in a similar fashion to peep sights, a natural sort of alignment that happens almost without thought....
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