A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, October 27, 2008

Lubing the Buckmark

After work today, QJ went by Neil's pawn shop and picked up his Browning Buckmark. I spent the afternoon fieldstripping and lubricating it for him. The pistol has next to no wear on it. I suspect that it perhaps fired 50 rounds, if that. The parkerizing is hardly rubbed on the frame.

The entire pistol was as dry as a bone. I used my standard process of Break Free on pivoting surfaces, and Tetra grease on sliding surfaces. The pistol functions much better now.

Tomorrow, it goes to the range.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats QJ! You're lucky to have a pal like Xavier!

Enjoy and be safe!

10:29 PM  
Blogger MauserMedic said...

I'm cheap-

sliding surfaces get a light coat of grease from a can bought at the local automotive shop. Same for long term storage.

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sweet-shooting little pistol - my son and I have enjoyed exercising ours at the range regularly. Congrats to QJ on getting a good deal on a nice firearm and having a good friend!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Crucis said...

I bought a heavy barrel Buckmark some 10 years ago for pin shooting. I must've put at least 10,000 rounds through by now and it looks and runs just like new. I use some light grease on the slide and slide channel and spray some Remoil in the innards after cleaning with Break-free.

Unlike the Ruger .22, which I detest, the Browning Buckmark is easy to clean and maintain, very rugged and shoots much better than I.

10:38 AM  
Blogger stbaguley said...

I bought one myself recently. I am sneaking up on the 1911's you sold me on. I want to be worthy! Mine has fancy grip scales and a Firesight front sight, but otherwise a twin to QJ's. He got a better deal but he does have a consultant on staff while I just read alot. Mine threw a couple of stovepipes in the first 500 rounds and I blamed the ammo but your recent post re the Ruger magazines caught my eye. Same issues or not so much?

2:37 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Careful there......... It works on the Ruger mags, but I'm not so certain on the Browning. It may or may not. I wouldn't make a determination unless the problem presisted after 1000 rounds and i analyzed the travel of the cartridge.


5:20 PM  
Anonymous TJP said...

I make sure to tighten the barrel hex screw but good, and the rear hex cap screw on the sight mount base... not so much. One effects accuracy, and the other effects reliability.

All this Buckmark talk... On mine, I lessened the sear spring pressure somewhat and soldered up the disconnector notch. It now has one of the better triggers in my collection of guns. I feel guilty for not taking it to the range every week!

5:56 PM  

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