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We cant find a distributor for Browning Buckmark

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kharn, Apr 15, 2003.

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  1. Kharn

    Kharn Member

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    I visited the most well-stocked gunshop in the area (but I cant buy from them due to being over state lines) earlier this week in my quest to find a .22 pistol, and found that the Browning Buckmark Camper fit my hands the best (over the MkII and the 22/45), so I've decided to get one.

    My dealer and I are having a hard time finding a distributor with any Buckmark Campers in stock, could anyone make a suggestion on where to look? Davidsons charges a little too much for my tastes (and their no BS warrenty isnt worth it due to the pistol having to first be shipped to an FFL outside MD to be used a bit, and then shipped to my dealer, since the warrenty only applies to the original dealer), so I'd prefer to avoid using them, if at all possible.

    Kharn
     
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    I ran into the same problem when I wanted to order a Buckmark Micro. *Nobody* had one. I was thinking what the heck is goin on here a few months ago I saw em all over the place. My favorite gunshow called just about every dist. around and still no Micro. They were told by several distributors that Browning makes certain guns certain times of the year in rotation and it wasn`t "Buckmark season". I ended up with a Micro Plus nickle SE they found in Vermont. A few months later I started seeing Buckmarks again so maybe there`s to it. Marcus
     
  4. Kharn

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    Thanks for the info. Its a good thing I've also been thinking about an FAL reciever. If my dealer cant find the Buckmark (after I get him looking a little harder) in a few days, I'll get the FAL and wait for "Buckmark Season" to start again.

    Kharn
     
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    Have them try Ellet Bros and Camfor.
    They usually have Buckmarks. Love my Buckmark.
     
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    Kharn,

    Will you even be able to buy the Buckmark in MD. I don't think it has an integral locking system, does it?

    If not I didn't think it could be sold to you unless it was old stock or used?

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  7. Kharn

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    Cslinger:
    One of my FFL buddies in another state has wanted to try a Buckmark out for a while now. He'll order the gun, take it to the range to try it out, then send it off to my FFL as used.

    Kharn
     
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    Kharn,

    I believe the law in question applies to any handgun manufactured after Jan 1, 2003, new or used. I know the Walther P22 has an integrated locking system, but I'm not sure whether it's been approved yet or not. Good Luck!
     
  9. Kharn

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    Calanctus:
    My MD dealer has told me that the law did not apply to used guns. I'll double check it.

    [Edit:] Here's the current list of approved integral locks: http://www.mdsp.maryland.gov/mdsp/downloads/Handgun_Safety_devices.pdf The P22 is approved.

    [Second Edit:]
    Here we go:
    I'll definitely have to go have a talk with my dealer and see what this means for us...


    Kharn
     
  10. SoDFW Jason

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    I bought mine through Davidson's(galleryofguns.com). It's a wholesale/distributor place that will locate your local FFL that deals with them.
     
  11. Kharn

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    SoDFW Jason:
    I had pretty much decided to use Davidsons since they were the only distributor with any significant number in stock (and I'd pay their $20 higher price just to get the pistol ASAP) before I found out about the law not excluding used guns made after 1/1/03. I'll probably have to have my out-of-state dealer friend make sure he gets a pre-1/1/03 Buckmark when he orders one. The question is, who really checks the born-on date for a pistol? The dealer wouldnt know every manufacturer's serial number range, I wouldnt know, maybe the MSP knows.
    Maybe I'll luck out, and Browning only makes Buckmarks in October or something like that, so any Buckmarks Davidsons has were made last year, and thus could sell me one. Either way, that'll require my OOS dealer call Browning and talk to them about serial number ranges and such.

    Kharn
     
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