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What are the best Buckmark upgrades?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Lemon10, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. Lemon10

    Lemon10 Member

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    Recently purchased a Buckmark and I love it...now wanting to modify it. What are the best modifications for the buckmark?

    My future plans are to suppress it if that helps.
     
  2. nhm16

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    Fiber optic front sight if you don't have one. I was able to get a set of take-off fiber optic front and rear sights from a member on this board for $20, and it made a world of difference. My gun is now closest to the Camper URX. Have been thinking about this scope base, but it costs about 20% of what I paid for the gun, plus the added cost of a red dot. Also, grips to taste, though I have a URX variant and options are more limited there. Love my Buckmark, BTW.
     
  3. jonnyc

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    One of those quick magazine loaders!!! I go through 50 rounds like snot through a goose.
     
  4. RUT

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    >>Have been thinking about this scope base, but it costs about 20% of what I paid for the gun, plus the added cost of a red dot<<

    With that in mind, I just ordered the Contour 5.5 "Lite" URX with integral scope base. Naturally, I had to order a red dot as well, but since I'm getting up there in years, I need all the help I can get. ;)
     
  5. Steve C

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    Red Dot Sight and Trigger job. Depending upon which model you have, you may or may not have to rount a Weaver sight rail. Easy to do, The B-square rail just replaces the top sight base over the slide and uses the same screws.
     
  6. CZ223

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    Upgrading the Buckmark

    Sell it and buy a Ruger Mark II or III.:evil: Just kidding, the buckmark is a great gun. Seriously though, if Ken light sells sells sights for it and you like hitting things at long range with a 22 handgun get them.
     
  7. KingTiger

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    My BM Camper has become my favorite suppressed .22 pistol. The 4" TacSol barrel lightens it up greatly & makes it balance nicely with a suppressor attached. The shorter barrel helps keep most rounds subsonic. Added the Wiegand rail for the ATN optic. Did the spring flip mod which cut the trigger pull in half. It cycles CCI & Winchester subsonic HP's no problem.

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  8. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    My thoughts exactly CZ.
     
  9. Lemon10

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    dang that looks sweet
     
  10. Lemon10

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    any other suppressed or modified Buckmarks I can look at?
     
  11. Lemon10

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    how about optics...any suggestions on a red dot sight?
     
  12. waterhouse

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    Spring flip and threaded barrel. My most shot gun by far.
     
  13. tipoc

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    Why a suppressor? Why attach one?

    tipoc
     
  14. WoofersInc

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    Shooting a suppressed 22 is a lot of fun. I have multiple 22 suppressors and guns and they are by far the things that get shot the most. I can shoot without having to wear hearing protection. The small amount of recoil is completely removed by a suppressor. It also helps when teaching new shooters, since the noise and recoil are not there to distract them.
    Did I mention also that they are fun. That alone should be reason enough. Please don't get started into this whole "need" or "why" thing. Because I can is good enough.

    KingTiger. Nice setup. A Buckmark is one of the pistols that I have been meaning to add to the collection.
     
  15. waterhouse

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    If you can find someone in your area that has a suppressed .22, try and arrange to shoot it.

    I won't say 100%, but most people that shoot mine have either gone through the paperwork and gotten a suppressor or are currently saving up their nickels and dimes to get one.

    Shooting without much noise is great.
     
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    Trigger

    I have found the trigger break to be somewhat variable out of the box. Some have a bit of creep. Anybody know who does a good trigger job on a Buckmark! Key word is "good". I've grown tired of "gunsmiths" who scare me when they handle my gun. I can do a butcher's job myself.
     
  17. Prince Yamato

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    I did the following modifications to mine:

    *removed magazine disconnect.
    *Heggis trigger mod
    *4" trail-lite threaded upper
    *AAC pilot .22 suppressor.
     
  18. rondog

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    Dang, I recently bought a used Buckmark Camper for $200, which I haven't gotten a chance to shoot yet. And now you guys are rubbing photos of suppressed BM's under my nose! Yer killin' me.

    And what's this "spring flip" mod you're talking about?

    My new $200 toy. I'm afraid I'm gonna love it, and afraid the grandson will like it even more, and shoot up all my ammo.

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    From rimfirecentral.com:

    "What can I do to improve my trigger?
    A user on the board named Heggis has come up with a great $0 solution to lighten the trigger pull. It involves flipping the sear spring. It is referred to as the "Heggis Flip", a "Heggisized Trigger", etc. Here is the link, and Page 4 of the thread shows some great pictures. If you were to perform only one upgrade to your gun, most people would probably agree that this would be it."

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    Greg
     
  20. earlthegoat2

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    The first thing I did was sell all my Ruger MK series guns after I got the Buckmark.

    Barrel change is a breeze, especially since you dont have to go through an FFL.

    The number one modification I think is the 4" Tactical Solutions barrel.
     
  21. tipoc

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    Thanks for the information on the suppressors. I got my first Buckmark not long ago and am impressed with it.

    tipoc
     
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    In addition to the trigger info already posted, I find adding an overtravel stop to the existing trigger or replacing it with one that already has it installed (Browning P/N B5152898 TRIGGER ADJUSTABLE-SILHOUETTE & VARMINT) is very worthwhile.
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    Regards,
    Greg
     
  23. dyeman12

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    Long time reader, first time poster here - usual hangout is rimfirecentral.com. Highly recommend checking out their Browning sub-forum for great Buckmark info. Very helpful and good folks.

    Here's a photo of mine. Agree with the above mentioned mods:
    -Heggis trigger flip - you will not believe the improvement.
    -Sight rail and dot optic sight - shrunk my groups smaller than my Hammerli 208 with iron sights. Recommend a Burris FastFire, that Docter is overkill.
    -Slide with "ears" - if you have a model that does not have the ears - you can get a replacement slide directly from Browning. Makes a difference if you put a sight rail on.
    -Target type trigger - also strait from Browning.
    -Suppressor - just can't beat it ;)
    -Smoothing out action - if it is new, simply polish the contact areas inside the slide with a small block of wood with fine sandpaper. Really smooths up the action and is pretty much the same as putting several hundred rounds through it.
    -Magazine Safety - Take that bit of useless wire out.

    Also - if you are going to shoot it a good bit (and you will) when you order parts from Browning highly recommend getting some items for a parts kit:
    -Front Sight Screw - get 2 because as they wear from take down, Locktight will not keep them in place after 100rnd or so. Just replaced mine after 2yrs and it stays tight.
    -Firing Pin - just in case
    -Extractor + pin + spring - easy to loose with stripping
    -Slide Buffer - if the gun's used, it might be worn.

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  24. Racinbob

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    My Buck Mark had the fiber front sight on it. I still replaced both the front and rear with Williams that have green fiber rear and red front. Great sights.
     
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    This isn't mine but I think it one of the coolest I've seen.
     

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