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Post by John Dervis on 8/14/2017, 3:04 pm

Hello all,

  I have a couple of older Browning Buckmarks (Pre-2000) that I am need of parts for.  It looks like I can still get most of the parts I need but one little plastic piece (called the Recoil Spring Guide) is discontinued.  I have checked with Gun Parts Corp, Brownells and Browning themselves with no luck.  Browning's part department suggestion was to upgrade to a whole new slide assembly ($80.00 +) but they were out of stock on the slide anyways so that wasn't of much help.  Does anyone have a parts source that might have some of these?  I would likely get everything from one place but this little piece is the lynch pin.

Thanks in advance.

John

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Re: Browning Buckmark Parts Help

Post by Chris Miceli on 8/14/2017, 3:20 pm

Could it be 3D printed ?
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Post by dronning on 8/14/2017, 3:55 pm

Do you have the part number of the one you are looking for I have a few Buckmark parts I bought up when they changed the gun.  Mine was produced in 1985 - the first year.

Try Numrich they have a bunch of stuff, for just about everything.
https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/868510B

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Post by John Dervis on 8/14/2017, 7:00 pm

Chris,

I talked to my brother in law who has a 3D printer. Yes it's possible to scan the piece I have and duplicate it. He said it would be better if someone has already written a blueprint for it so that file can simply be entered.  He does have design software so one could be drawn from the start but I'm not much of a computer wiz so that wouldn't work too well for me. As a last option, we could scan one and then print it. We could enter that design into his software and then just modify it as needed. There would be a lot of trial and error but I think we would eventually get it. I guess the scanning process isn't as precise as I would think so that's why it might take some doing to get the final product. He said it's possible some has done this already so that file might be open and accessible. This was just discussed this afternoon so I haven't looked into it just yet. 
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Post by John Dervis on 8/14/2017, 7:11 pm

YDave,

The Browning part number is B5152682 and the numrich number is 536780. They list it but if you try and order it it won't let you. I called them and was told it was out of stock but no idea of when it would be available. I called browning service and parts this morning and was told that part was obsolete and discontinued. Thats when he gave me the option of updating the complete slide assembly. Btw the pn you referenced is the buffer which I will also need. The old model isn't sold any more but the new model is supposed to work. That part looks to be available from numrich. The firing pin is the other piece that is not available but I did locate an aftermarket one. It's pricy at $16.00 but it seems available. 
Let me know if you happen to have one or two of those guides. Only one of mine is cracked but a spare is always good. 

Thanks.


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Post by Chris Miceli on 8/14/2017, 7:15 pm

John Dervis wrote:Chris,

I talked to my brother in law who has a 3D printer. Yes it's possible to scan the piece I have and duplicate it. He said it would be better if someone has already written a blueprint for it so that file can simply be entered.  He does have design software so one could be drawn from the start but I'm not much of a computer wiz so that wouldn't work too well for me. As a last option, we could scan one and then print it. We could enter that design into his software and then just modify it as needed. There would be a lot of trial and error but I think we would eventually get it. I guess the scanning process isn't as precise as I would think so that's why it might take some doing to get the final product. He said it's possible some has done this already so that file might be open and accessible. This was just discussed this afternoon so I haven't looked into it just yet. 
Thanks.
This guy can probably scan it and print it for you 
http://www.precisiontargetpistolgrips.com/custom-3d-printing.html
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Re: Browning Buckmark Parts Help

Post by dronning on 8/14/2017, 9:02 pm

John,
Sorry I don't have a spare guide I may have used the spare because I have a spare rod, spring and buffer.  It appears I also have every spring and all the parts to rebuild the trigger and 1 a firing pin.
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Post by kc.crawford.7 on 8/15/2017, 6:38 am

Jack First Parts out in SD, no web site but the girls are very helpful when you call.
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Re: Browning Buckmark Parts Help

Post by Aprilian on 8/15/2017, 1:37 pm

John,  I checked my spares and only have one.  Sorry.

Call Ahlman's in MN, they had a drawer full of Buckmark parts last time I was there. - I believe they sold me a complete recoil rod assembly which has that part already installed.

http://www.browning.com/support/parts-service/obsolete-browning-firearms-parts-and-service.html


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Post by JIMPGOV on 8/16/2017, 2:48 pm

JOHN: LOOK HERE THEY SAY ITS IN STOCK.
http://www.gunzillion.com/catalog/handgun-parts/recoil-parts/browning-recoil-spring-guide-buck-mark-pistol-53699#.WZShNHWQzIU

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Post by Aprilian on 8/16/2017, 4:29 pm

I clicked on the link and at Midway it says discontinued and you can't add to the cart.
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Re: Browning Buckmark Parts Help

Post by 10sandxs on 8/17/2017, 9:46 pm

Carefull with 3d printed parts. Strength is only a fraction of bulk material in most cases. And if you print in abs, solvent will soften the part considerably. Pla degrades with exposure to watter.

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Re: Browning Buckmark Parts Help

Post by John Dervis on 8/21/2017, 4:58 pm

Here's an update on my parts quest.  Thanks to KC Crawford and Jack First, I have two of the complete guide rod assemblies on their way to me.  They only had three and did not have that stupid little guide piece separately at all so if anyone needs one, I would order the assembly soon.  I never did call Ahlmans but I would bet that if they have a small supply there won't much chance of new parts in the future for them either.  As a side note, Jack First makes their own replacement firing pins and FP springs for the buckmark so it seems like those will be available in the future.  

Thanks again for everyone that offered some help.

John

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