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Browning Challenger #15933239 03/24/21
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The original, not the Challenger II or Buckmark. Don't see those discussed here much but they were the cool pistol to have when I was in high school and early adulthood. My friends and I lusted after the Nomad and Challenger, my friend had a Nomad and I bought a Challenger in 1969 with my grocery bag boy money. It was a whopping $75 and I got to choose the best wood from among three the dealer had in stock.

I see them fairly often on gunbroker for reasonable prices - as in "today reasonable" - meaning in the $600 to $700 range for well preserved models and some more cosmetically used specimens can be had for less. They always shot well with a good trigger pull and you could switch out the barrels to a different length if you wanted.

Anyway, just sitting here having some coffee and wondered if anyone has one and still uses it on a regular basis.


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Re: Browning Challenger [Re: Jim in Idaho] #15933471 03/24/21
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Jim, I bought my Browning Challenger in 1968 or '69 (??). and still have it, plus two spare factory magazines. Bianchi double pouch and holster. I also have both barrels, factory box and papers. Excellent shooter. It is a mighty fine .22 LR pistol.

L.W.


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