Buckmark Parts - Replacements for worn / broken / lost parts
Buckmark Accessories and Aftermarket Parts (except grips)
Buckmark Parts and Accessories Retailers (places that sell items, but do not make them)
Disassembly and Reassembly
I have created detailed Buckmark Disassembly
and Buckmark Reassembly
pages. These currently cover disassembly from a whole gun to removing the mainspring, and then reassembling it back to a whole gun. I'm still working on the sub-assemblies page, which will cover disassembly/removal and reassembly/installation of things like the trigger, firing pin, recoil spring, magazine, etc.
These instructions are intended to be used in three different ways, because people work differently, and may need more or less detail to help them:
1) You can scroll down the page and follow step-by-step
2) You can use the list of steps as your base, and click the link to each step as needed (there is a link back to the list of steps under each step detail section).
3) If you've done this a few times already, you can just use the list of steps as a guide, and never look at the details
At the top of the page, there are images that show the right and left sides of the Buckmark when partially disassembled, that label most of the parts. Within the relevant steps there are photographs of each part. Most of the parts photos show the part next to a ruler for size, and contain a slip of paper showing the part number and part name from the 2013 Buckmark Parts List on the Browning website. A third labeled photo at the top of each page shows the internal mechanism of the Buckmark, mounted on the outside of the frame. This shows the relationship of the sear, hammer, sear spring, hammer link, mainspring plunger, and mainspring.
Within each step detail section, there is text on the left, and thumbnails on the right. You can click any thumbnail to see the full-size image. In the header of each step detail section is a "Show/Hide Info" button. Clicking that button will toggle between showing and hiding "extra" information. Examples of "extra" information would be alternative methods, parts measurements, photographs of each individual part, etc. There's also a button at the top of the page (just below the list of steps) to show/hide the extra info in all the step detail sections at once.
I made an effort to make these pages usable on both a regular computer, and when viewed on a phone or other small screen. Using the buttons to hide the "extra" info makes it much easier to read on a small screen.
Other disassembly and assembly information
One of the active and highly knowledgeable members of the Browning Buckmark forum on RimfireCentral.com is Chim. He also has his own website, which hosts assembly and disassembly information for the Buckmark.
makes a small, inexpensive booklet describing Buckmark disassembly and reassembly
(available from Gun Guides website
- it's ok, but the version I have does not cover all models (despite what the cover says).
Buckmark Pistol Schematic Diagrams
What parts typically break on Buckmarks?
Nowadays, none. The old black buffers would dry out an break/crumble/turn to dust, but the new ones are much better. People report that the plastic sights that used to come on some Camper models are easily broken. Beyond that, if you shoot a lot (like 10,000+ rounds), there are a few parts that may wear out, most notably the buffer, recoil spring, disconnector, firing pin, and extractor. After about 25 years, the springs will take a set, and may need to be replaced to keep everything in tip-top shape, most notably the recoil spring, disconnector spring, sear spring, firing pin spring, and mainspring. There are also some small parts that are easily lost when disassembling a Buckmark, most notably the tiny c-clip that goes on the recoil spring guide rod, sight base screws, sight base screw washers, extractor plunger, and extractor plunger spring. One piece that people sometimes mangle when disassembling is the barrel screw. Looking at what parts are sold out on Numrich backs all this up... firing pin, extractor, sight base screws and washers (easily lost), barrel screws (unique), and various springs (firing pin spring, mag release spring, sear spring, etc.), and the plastic buffers. That buffer is the only part I've actually had fail for me. Note that there are 2 different types of firing pins (pre-2000 and 2000-present). There are 3 different types of buffers: very old black buffers (no longer made, and you don't want one; they do not last), pre-2001 white plastic buffers that have the raised round "lego" shape on the back, and only fit pre-2001 Buckmarks (no longer made and hard to find), and 2001-present white plastic buffers that are flat on the back, and fit all Buckmarks of all ages (get these).
There's a guy with user name Rusty22 that is also active on the Buckmark forums on RimfireCentral.com. He makes the Buckmark Maintenance Tool. His website includes photos, and a nice video showing how to use the tool to disassemble a Buckmark. I ordered mine in October 2015 by sending him an email. It took a couple months, but he did respond, and then I sent him a check for $30, and he sent me the tool about 2 weeks later.
Buckmark Model Information
Browning's Buckmark page
- including lists of models: current production
, limited production
, and discontinued
The primary differences between models are the barrel shape/length, grips, top rail, front sight, and finish.
Most of that is changeable for a reasonable price, but part of the difference between the grips is the grip frame, which is not changeable.
Quality and accuracy do not vary much from model to model.
RFC member tuckerd1 posted RFC thread 657921
, outlining the models from 1961 - 1997 (Nomad, Challenger, Medalist, Buckmark)
I'm not sure if this applies to all Buckmarks or not, but at least some Browning documents claim that the barrel has 6 right-hand (R.H.) grooves, with a 1 in 16" twist rate.
Yes, there are Browning Buckmark rifles, too. It's like a Buckmark pistol with a longer barrel, fore grip, and shoulder stock. They share a lot of parts with the pistols, so parts of this page are useful for the rifles, but I'm mostly interested in the pistols. The rifles have URX grip frames.
I own a "Target 5.5" model made in 1990, and I've owned it since it was new. The thing is simply awesome. I love the stock grips; they fit my hand very nicely. The only modification that I've made to it, is to add an Ultradot Matchdot II red dot sight; that's it. It shoots master-level scores (95+) in NRA Precision Pistol (aka Bullseye) competition. The only failure I've had with it in competition, was due to wax build-up in the magazine from the excess wax on the tips of CCI Standard Velocity ammo. The only part on it that has ever broken is the plastic buffer. I did have to JB Weld the slide stop thumb piece back on once, too. The only ammo that it didn't feed/fire/eject reliably has been Federal 510, and it doesn't eject Federal 711B reliably when dirty, otherwise it eats anything, high velocity or standard velocity. It loves Eley Target and Eley Club ammo, so that's what I shoot for Bullseye practice and competitions. I clean the chamber/breech area and lube the slide-to-frame spots every few hundred rounds, and it just shoots and shoots. I like my other guns a lot, but this one is my favorite.
I also own a few other Buckmarks. I have a 2016 Buckmark Hunter that is for my son, a 2015 Buckmark Plus UDX for my wife, and a 1992 Gold Target 5.5 that I bought used in 2017.