New to me - Browning Medalist

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New to me - Browning Medalist

#1 Post by TANGO 4C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm

Just bought this Belgian Medalist. It's in pretty good shape for its age (year of manufacture - 1964) and shoots well.

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Re: New to me - Browning Medalist

#2 Post by 6pt-sika » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:49 pm

Congrats I’ve liked the Browning Medalist for a good many years ! However I’ve never found one at a price I was willing to pay . We have a case done in the shop for sale now at around $1800 . Oh by the way I can’t see the picture .
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Re: New to me - Browning Medalist

#3 Post by TANGO 4C » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:09 am

6pt-sika wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:49 pm
Congrats I’ve liked the Browning Medalist for a good many years ! However I’ve never found one at a price I was willing to pay . We have a case done in the shop for sale now at around $1800 . Oh by the way I can’t see the picture .
Hopefully the photo's there now.

I paid $500 Australian for it which is about US$350. It came with all the bits and pieces other than the original screwdriver in a pretty rough blue lined case.
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Re: New to me - Browning Medalist

#4 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:03 am

I had one, short of welding the screws that held the rib onto the barrel I couldn't keep the sights tight. Was constantly shooting itself loose- I traded it off.
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Re: New to me - Browning Medalist

#5 Post by marlinman93 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:02 am

The Browning Medalist is one of the nicest target pistols ever made. Back when I shot Bullseye matches they were not often seen, but those who shot them did quite well, and they were extremely accurate.
I can't see the picture either.
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Re: New to me - Browning Medalist

#6 Post by TANGO 4C » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:05 pm

Apologies for the picture failures, I think I've finally got it sorted out.
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Re: New to me - Browning Medalist

#7 Post by Marvin S » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:30 pm

I see it :mrgreen:

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#8 Post by 6pt-sika » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:02 pm

Very nice indeed :wink:
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#9 Post by wm » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:44 pm

That's a good looking pistol!

Very nice indeed!

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Re: New to me - Browning Medalist

#10 Post by marlinman93 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:10 am

Yep, I see it now! Did you happen to get the optional custom case that some came with too?

Like this.

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#11 Post by Pete44ru » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:42 am

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I liked the safe dry-fire feature that Browning built into them - nice catch ! :mrgreen:

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Re: New to me - Browning Medalist

#12 Post by Turdyturdy » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:44 am

I have one of those in a left hand version. I used it for competition when I shot on the Air National Guard Pistol team. I bought this gun new. Have not shot it in years. A Browning rep told me only a very few left hand versions were made.

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Re: New to me - Browning Medalist

#13 Post by TANGO 4C » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:20 pm

marlinman93 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:10 am
Yep, I see it now! Did you happen to get the optional custom case that some came with too?

No, mine came in a blue lined case with a gray cover. The case is something of a wreck but all the the parts are there apart from the original screwdriver.
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