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The only real problem I have with the gun is that it is difficult to give it a thorough cleaning. In order to clean and lubricate the slide rails and the inner working of the "slide", it is necessary to unscrew the sight base after cocking the gun, and then pull the slide carefully off of the frame. Needless to say this throws off the sights which must then be readjusted. I have taken to cleaning out the barrel, and then going after the ejector face, and the slide rails with a toothbrush to save myself the trouble of disassembling the gun and readjusting the sights. It is also important to exercise some caution about the extractor and the extractor spring. I spent a frustrating half hour crawling around on the floor of my dinning room brushing my hand across the carpet in an effort to find an escaped extractor spring. The extractor, spring and tensioner all departed the slide when I ran a tooth brush across the face of the breech. They are held in only by spring tension. So far the gun has continued to work dependably, but a more thorough cleaning is desirable, particularly in a .22 with it's smaller parts and more easily fouled surfaces. The other problem is a flaw in some of the older models. The earlier guns had a plastic magazine catch which would be slowly eaten away as it wore against the cut outs in the metal magazines. This problem does not exist in the newer guns, which have a metal catch.
The newer guns have also been equipped with a pair of small metal catches on the back of the half slide. This makes getting a grip and cocking the gun more certain. As the slide is very small, it is not possible to get a full grip on it. Normally it is pulled back with the thumb and fore finger. The catches give the fingers something to latch onto, and ease cocking of the piece.
There are several models available. The standard gun which is of all steel construction, and has the little catches on the slide. This model also has a flat milled, steel barrel. Then there is the camper model which is the same gun without the catches and with a round, alloy barrel. There is also the micro buck mark, which has a shorter barrel. Finally there are the target models, with long heavy barrels.
The Buckmark comes in a molded plastic case, which is lockable, and features cutouts for the pistol, and a spare magazine. The manual, and a sight adjustment hex wrench reside in a holder at the top of the case. This is very similar to the case, in which the High Power is sold.
One final note; the gun is cheap to own, and cheap to shoot. At the time of this writing, the cost is just a tad over two hundred dollars (or a tad less than two hundred dollars for the camper model). This gun is my very favorite recreational pistol. Accurate shooting is almost effortless with this piece, and about two years after my first one was stolen, I had to bite the bullet (so to speak) and get myself a second one.
This is one of my favorite recreational and knock around handguns; but it is a real job to clean. Disassembly instructions are included below. I have launched springs, ejectors, and washers across the room, cleaning this gun. You might be able to get away with merely brushing the barrel, and wiping down the slide rails; but from time to time, you will need to give the gun a good cleaning. This is particularly true, with the small size of the bore, and the fouling characteristics of 22 L.R. ammunition.