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Browning Buck Mark value

skicatskicat Member Posts: 14,431
edited January 2014 in Ask the Experts
I have come across this pistol locally and am trying to put a valuation on it. Problem is I don't have a model number to weed out all the other buckmarks. Far as I can tell, this auction is the only one I found which has all the features of the one I found locally. The one I am looking at is in what I would consider 97% condition. Any one know of a specific model number or name I can use as a reference?

http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=387757286

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    hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 14,213 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    they made a few, a buckmark with the 5 1/2 inch "bull" barrell and flat sides I think this had the gold trigger, a roundsided buckmark with wood grips, and a roundbarrell with black plastic grips I think it was called a camper.

    I just sold one of the flatsided ones I have had for quite a few years, still had nice blue but a few scratches for $350, I see them at the shows all the time for about $450, they keep coming back to the next show. May be more in your area but around here $350-400 is good used price.
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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It's called the "5.5 Buckmark target" on the Browning web site.

    They also have similar bull barrelled pistols, with integral rails with longer barrels. That are sold for silhouette shooting.




    EDIT #1,

    Back in the 90's. I bought one of the longer Buckmark barrels, off the Brownings spare parts organization. It came with a 9"+ tapered fluted barrel, and a front sight. It didn't work out for me, as it was still to muzzle heavy. I took it off and put the original barrel back on. Never have seen another one since. Regret having sold it, as it would be probably be a desirable collectors item.
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    skicatskicat Member Posts: 14,431
    edited November -1
    5.5 Buckmark target.....Yep that's it. MSRP $511. I can get it for $325 including tax and about an hour and a half of driving.

    I believe the trigger is identical to the one in the GB auction I used as an example. I didn't think to check for over travel adjust screw. The crown looked perfect and the whole gun was in way better shape than the one in the auction. It had an extra mag but no box/case. I'm probably going to pass on this one as it isn't a deep enough discount to leapfrog it past some of the other guns on my short list. Thanks for all the info gentlemen!
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    perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    325 would be a Good price If it is 100 % functional and overtravel screw. Look to see if trigger has the overtravel adjustment screw. also steel trigger. . The buckmark is no High Standard or S&W model 41. but can serve you well as a Bulls-eye target pistol up to and including the EXPERT level.
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    charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 6,579 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    They can be excellent shooter's. Look at the crown an chamber carefully.
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    tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    The one in the auction is exactly what rufe said it was...the 5.5 Target. They made one called the 5.5 Field, without the hoods on the sights. They made one with a long 9 7/8", and one with a 14" barrel, with hooded sights, and a forearm, called the Silhouette, and Unlimited Silhouette respectively. They made a 9 7/8" version with the Weaver rail, and no sights, and no forearm, called the Varmint.

    Best
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