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Old 06-19-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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I just bought my fiance a browning buckmark, the 5.5" camper model with the pink grips that have the breast cancer ribbon on them. we went out to shot it today, and first shot..jams. The slide is trying to load a round and pick up the next one at the same time. I figure its a magazine problem..but i am not sure, i am not a pistol guy at all....
next problem....and i know i should have cleaned it well before we took it out to get all the factory gunk out but i forgot (dang Texas heat will do that) it had several FTE's i am assuming it is because i was using cheap bulk ammo (winchester 333 pack) but i also used winchester cb match ammo and was still having feeding problems....the chamber also seemed tight, but i am assuming it is because of some factory cosmoline in the chamber....anyone have any advice? or firsthand knowledge of these problems?

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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Winchester ammo has a lot of beeswax on the lead. This will build up on the feed ramp and cause it not to load properly.

I had this problem out of my Ruger 10/22 years ago and after a good cleaning only shoot Remington or CCI shells out of it.

Hope this helps... Good Luck!
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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Clean it well and try again with good ammo.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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Clean it.......dirty I'll bet....the factory oils gathers grit and gunk...clean the chamber really well.......the lips of the mag may have to be tweaked...I would guess ...need to be pinched in/rolled in an little more at the front.....I mean A LITTLE...don't get carried away or you will go too far....
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:18 PM   #6
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Keep it clean.

The 333 ammo jams mine also. CCI works well
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #7
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my browming buckmark has to be kept very,very clean to work properly
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:49 PM   #8
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When I load the mag the bullets just push out 3 or 4 at a time in my hand before I ever get it in the gun. So somethin is wrong with the mag....
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:55 PM   #9
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A buddy of mine had problems with his Buckmark jamming about a month after he got it.He cleaned it up pretty good and it's worked just fine since then.I've had the best luck with the Federal bulk pack or CCI ammunition.For some reason none of my 22's liked the Winchester 333 pack.They'd jam at least every other shot or if I was lucky I'd get to shoot 3 or 4 times without them jamming.I'd try cleaning it and switching ammo and hopefully that'll fix it.
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When I load the mag the bullets just push out 3 or 4 at a time in my hand before I ever get it in the gun. So somethin is wrong with the mag....
The spring is probably broken I'm guessin???I've never had one do that before.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:27 PM   #11
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A buddy of mine had problems with his Buckmark jamming about a month after he got it.He cleaned it up pretty good and it's worked just fine since then.I've had the best luck with the Federal bulk pack or CCI ammunition.For some reason none of my 22's liked the Winchester 333 pack.They'd jam at least every other shot or if I was lucky I'd get to shoot 3 or 4 times without them jamming.I'd try cleaning it and switching ammo and hopefully that'll fix it.
i also got her a remington 597 vtr about 9 months ago, its the AR 22 remington makes, and it shoots the winchester 333 all day long. she has probably shot a couple thousand rounds of it through the gun with maybe one or two FTE's.

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The spring is probably broken I'm guessin???I've never had one do that before.
im not sure if it is broken, looks fine, but its like it is TOO strong. i think the top of the mag is not machined correctly. i kinda dont wanna bend on it, i have never been one to be "easy" lol.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:28 PM   #12
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thank you everyone for the suggestions and the help....if anyone else has had problems please speak up!! this is the first one of these i have ever had. and its a dang cool pistol, but nt if it gives me problems like this all the time
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:32 PM   #13
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Bending the outer lips on the mag is a pretty common thing. Sounds like they're not gripping the shells tight enough. I would gently bend them in a little at a time. I bet that fixes it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:46 PM   #14
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Mmm. Not sure. Mine is circa 2000,and it is a squirrel and hog-in-the-trap popping machine. Only gets fed the cheap stuff. I have had misfires, but I chalk that up to the cheap ammo.

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Old 06-19-2011, 09:53 PM   #15
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See if you can find someone else who has a Buckmark and try their magazine. My Buckmark was the picture of reliability, but it didn't like Winchester ammo either, but loved the Federal.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:11 AM   #16
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I would use a brass hammer and lightly tap the lips down - the magazines are mass produced and aren't really spec'd. Sometimes you will get one that works they way you describe.
The extracting and ejecting problem is a different problem although may be related to the next cartridge obstructing its ejection. That most likely is an ammo problem. Fix the mag lips first- don't use a gripping tool to do it. If that doesn't work, change ammo.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:36 AM   #17
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Interesting,
I picked one of these up at Academy about a month ago and have yet to shoot it.
Now I'm curious on how it's gonna do.

Let us know if the clip bending works.
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