Bought a Buckmark Last Week
Well, I went and done it. One week ago today, I bought a Browning Buckmark Standard with the 5.5" (?) bbl. It is really a nice shooting little pistol. I liked the adjustable sights and the polished flats on the side of the barrel. Of course, it is not as nice as my 1948 Colt Woodsman, but I don't like to shoot it because it is my "good luck gun."
Oh, I got the Buckmark for $229 plus tax. The date on the envelope with the spent cases that was included was March of 2002, so they had the gun in inventory for a while, but there is nothing wrong with that when it gets me a good deal.
It is going to take a little breaking in. I had about 4 or 5 failures to feed in the first 200 rounds, but that was getting better. Also, they only happened when chambering the first round of a full magazine. Once that first round was chambered, it ate CCI standard velocity .22 LR like peanuts. The failures to feed involved the bullet and the feed ramp, and should go away after about another 300 rounds. It was getting better after the 200 rounds I put through it last Saturday. I'd like to go out again, but $13.00/hr for range time is a bit steep, and I have a ton of college papers to grade this week-end.