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Old 06-30-2010, 12:30 PM
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Be careful of this one.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=176899625

Obviously a Nomad with Challenger grips and a Medalist barrel.

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Old 06-30-2010, 12:49 PM
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Hey! Only 70 bucks....
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:49 PM
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I have seen the mags going for more than that!!!
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:25 PM
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if still running for $67 at the end of the auction might be worth the risk
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:52 PM
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Yep, she has been to a few rodeos. But, I'll just betcha
she's got a few more in her. Looks like a great hunting
piece.

Young guys, after you hit your 5th decade you pick up a
few dings and scratches. Don't forget to get your colonoscopy!

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Old 06-30-2010, 04:22 PM
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It is definitely a Nomad frame, not only by the serial number but no trigger adjustment screw on the back of the frame. It should be worth $150 to someone for parts. I would send it off and get it refinished in brushed Hard Chrome and put a set of real Medalist stocks and forearm on it. It would look sharp. I think it has a steel frame. It is a 1967 model. What year did Browning change from alloy to steel frames on the Nomad?
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:33 PM
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m2hb-- I agree. The blueing is shot. However, the mag is valuable
plus look closely at the Challenger grips- no cracks. Strip, TLC, and
varnish.

A left hander can shoot it as is or after the existing grips are redone.
It's ambi now. I think it has potential beyond a sad parts gun
demise.

It will always be a shooter. Some kid would love it.

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Old 06-30-2010, 06:08 PM
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If a person could have it purchased and totally refinished for under $350 then I think that it would be a deal. It certainly has no collector value anymore.
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:37 PM
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What year did Browning change from alloy to steel frames on the Nomad?
1966 between SN 602XXP6 and 616XXP6.

M2HB. Let's see, Medalilst grips and forearm, then the weights. Next a box with screwdriver and cartridge holder. With all that a Medalist frame, minus the slide of course, would be a must. And then the owners manual. And an overall refinish job. Don't forget the shipping cost and FFL rent for those that don't have one. Go for it. Just kidding. Do you think you could get all this done for less than your last Medalist purchase??? I forgot you would have a Nomad frame, minus the slide, and Challenger grips left over.

I just didn't want anyone here to really think this was a Medalist as advertised. Sellers should be more careful with their description .

And for those looking at this as a parts gun or a shooter it could turn out to be a good deal, if priced according. It's not my sale and I'm not bidding so good luck if your interested.

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Old 06-30-2010, 07:01 PM
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SeaOtter- You certainly provided a service to those of us who frequent
Rimfire Central by pointing out what amounts to a noncollectable mutt
of a pistol. It should have been posted as a Nomad with the Challenger,
Medalist, add ons. The GB ad is deceptive. Who knows intent.

I would think those of you with multiple 1962- 1974 Brownings might
want it for parts.

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1966 between SN 602XXP6 and 616XXP6.

M2HB. Let's see, Medalilst grips and forearm, then the weights. Next a box with screwdriver and cartridge holder. With all that a Medalist frame, minus the slide of course, would be a must. And then the owners manual. And an overall refinish job. Don't forget the shipping cost and FFL rent for those that don't have one. Go for it. Just kidding. Do you think you could get all this done for less than your last Medalist purchase??? I forgot you would have a Nomad frame, minus the slide, and Challenger grips left over.

I just didn't want anyone here to really think this was a Medalist as advertised. Sellers should be more careful with their description .

And for those looking at this as a parts gun or a shooter it could turn out to be a good deal, if priced according. It's not my sale and I'm not bidding so good luck if your interested.

SO
I wouldn't buy it to make it into a Medalist, and I certainly couldn't do it for the $600 I paid for my last Medalist. I just have enough parts to mess with it. It was nice of you to give a heads up to the potential buyers on this site. I hope nobody gets taken on this deal. The barrel in that condition is worth about $125, tops. The mag is worth $50 tops. The grips are worth around $35. The Nomad frame is worth around $100 with all the internal parts. If you parted it out it would be worth around $300, but there would be all the time involved in it. I would take the Medalist barrel and have it hard chromed to use with my Challenger that I shoot all the time. I may even have the muzzle threaded on the inside for an adapter to use a suppressor.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:38 PM
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As of 2 minutes ago, the Nomad/Challenger/Medalist is at $230.

David
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:13 PM
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I'd love to have it

Up to $250.oo now......I wish I could afford it. I'd turn it back into a Nomad.

This would enable me to put together a complete set of Nomad, Challenger & Medalist. I already have a Medalist & a Challenger, along with a 2nd Medalist Case & weights, a spare NOS slide, extra 4 1/2" & 6" barrels, and a NOS Nomad gripset . Then I could have the second Medalist barrel to play with on my Challenger frame....ahhh retirement SUCKS!
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:20 PM
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"The grips are worth around $35."
Perhaps.With being retained by a "pin" (peened over whatever?) I would assume the threads are stripped.
I think that I could have a pistol for a thousand years,using it regularly, and it would never reach this deplorable condition.Scraps ....and oats that have gone through the horse imo.

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Old 07-05-2010, 07:24 AM
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Aubrey-- Nice thought, but it would cost you a grand on top of your
$250 to turn this gun back into a pristine Nomad. You'd be upside
down X2. GB has a perfect Nomad at $599 that is doing its' second
spin around the auction- no takers yet. Some guns as well as cars
are just too worn out. Shoot it or for parts in my opinion.

Fun to watch !

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