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Old 11-10-2016, 12:24 PM
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I just dug my Buck Mark out of the back of the safe to turn into a suppressor host. After buying hogue grips, a Tacsol barrel and a slew of parts (hammer, sear, buffer, etc...) I took the gun out and promptly had the firing pin spring break.

Well, I've come to find out that Browning no longer manufactures the spring (nor pin, recoil assembly, etc...) for a pre00 Buck Marks (mine is a 1988). After much research I learned that I would need to upgrade to the 'new' style slide.

I promptly made a call to Browning and they had the new slide in my hands two days (and $73) later. Unfortunately the recoil guide assembly (part# B5150065) is on back order and Browning has no ETA. It appears that no one on the internet has one available, either.

So, is this back order typical and does anyone have any inside knowledge on the time table?
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:31 PM
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I've been trying to get a firing pin for months to no avail.

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Old 11-10-2016, 02:01 PM
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When all else fails, or first call should be to Wolff springs. It may not be listed on the web page but odds are that they can provide the spring...but you have to call and ask. Worth a try. bob
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Old 11-10-2016, 02:32 PM
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Striplin Custom makes firing pins for pre-2000 pistols.

http://striplincustom.com/products/p...ark-firing-pin
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Old 11-10-2016, 03:27 PM
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I'm away from home right now so I can't go check to make sure, but IIRC the extractor spring B5150456 is almost identical to the firing pin spring B5152659.

EDITED TO ADD:
The Ruger pistol or the 10/22 firing pin spring may also be very close to the Buckmark firing pin spring.

If you're desperate enough you can assembly the Firing Pin Block from parts.
B5150001 Firing Pin Block
B5150002 Firing Pin
B5150003 Firing Pin Spring
B5150004 Firing Pin Retainer

B5152683 Guide Rod
B5150481 Recoil Spring
B5152681 Retaining Clip

Or buy the complete old Guide Rod assembly (cheaper than buying the above 3 parts separately) B5152684 Old style Guide Rod assembly.


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Old 11-10-2016, 03:31 PM
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Striplin Custom makes firing pins for pre-2000 pistols.

http://striplincustom.com/products/p...ark-firing-pin

That is what I would do.

Buying a new slide because Browning decides not to support the old BuckMarks really irritates me.
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That is what I would do.

Buying a new slide because Browning decides not to support the old BuckMarks really irritates me.
Unfortunately he does not have a firing pin spring.

It irritates me too, I called and complained (not that it will do anything).
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Look on ebay for parts. I recently had my gunsmith replace an out of factory production rear grip spring on my Colt 1903 -- 1906 built. Found on ebay since the after market repops don't fit.

A BuckMark should be an easy find.

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Old 11-11-2016, 11:40 AM
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I found those pre-2000 firing pins and springs on gunbroker earlier this year. They are out there as NOS in some small stores.

I also seem to remember seeing them in the drawer of Browning .22 parts behind the counter at Ahlman's in Minnesota. Probably worth a phone call to them. Definitely cheaper than going the new slide route.

Good luck.
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:10 PM
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MGW

This is where I bought mine last year to keep as a spare. They are temp out but will restock and will email you if you click on the red button Email Me When Available.
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http://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/B5150065
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Bill Striplin was able to source a spring for me, so I ordered a backup firing pin as well. Wolff springs sent a stock, + and - power recoil spring to try out. I hope to take the gun out tomorrow and test.

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Old 11-17-2016, 04:06 PM
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Bill Striplin was able to source a spring for me, so I ordered a backup firing pin as well. Wolff springs sent a stock, + and - power recoil spring to try out. I hope to take the gun out tomorrow and test.

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