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Buckmark new vs old model slingshot

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by brianfede, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. brianfede


    Apr 7, 2011
    Chicago Area
    Is the Buckmark slide designed to be released using the slingshot method when chambering a round from a full magazine or do you need to use the slide release lever?

    I tried the slingshot method but the slide release lever remains in place. I shot a Buckmark at my local range last year and I was pretty certain I was able to use the slingshot method. Are the newer model different from the older models?
  2. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    I've seen older Buckmarks do that when they get really dirty/dry.

    Don't have, and have never shot, a newer model.

  3. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Me either. Mine is from the 1990's.