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Just Got a Nice Old Browning Nomad: Where can I find..

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mainmech48, Oct 21, 2011.

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  1. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Member

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    a downloadable or "hard" (repro/photocopy would be okay) copy of the manual and/or the schematic-parts list for it?

    The J.B. Wood "Assembly/Disassembly" book I have has the Buckmark in its photos and says the same basic assembly/disassembly steps apply to Challenger/Nomad models, but to my eyes they seem significantly different in several key respects.

    Before I shoot it, I'd really like to have something directly relevent to refer to for field-stripping instruction, etc. rather than just "dive-in " and chance running into an "Oh S**t!" situation.

    Can anyone help me out?

    FWIW, it seems to be one of the earlier models, as it has an alloy frame.
     
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    The nomad is simpler than the challenger or medalist because it doesn't have the slide stop of the challenger or the dry-fire feature of the medalist.

    I haven't completely stripped my challenger but you may find some relevant info/pics in this thread:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=235474
     
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    Thank you, 1K. I went to Browning's site (Duh!) looking for links to collector's boards or other places where I might be able to see photos or an 'exploded' drawing. Noticed that they listed a section where manuals were available. Didn't think it was very likely that one for a model that was discontinued about 35 years ago would be among them, but gave it a shot anyway.

    It was. Simply amazed me, but I filled out a simple form, clicked once, and was elated to see the message that one would be on its way to me shortly.

    While I'm not contemplating doing any detailed disassembly (if it ain't broken...) and I'm pretty mechanically savvy after 20-odd years in industrial maintenance working on high-speed production and packaging equipment, if I've learned anything from that it's that diving blindly into unfamiliar territory can quite often result in acquiring a big, red, bite-mark on one's butt and an inoperable machine. Overly cautious of me perhaps, but Mr. Murphey and I go waaay back.
     
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