1968 Challenger

Discussion in 'Discontinued Browning Models' started by Maudite, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Maudite

    Maudite Member

    Here's my 1968 Vintage Challenger.


    It's a real good shooter and prefers high velocity 22 LR.

  2. Tug

    Tug Member

  3. Billythekid

    Billythekid Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    love the look of the vintage challenger. How long have you had it?
  4. Maudite

    Maudite Member

    I've had it about a year. Have the owners manual and the Browning rug that it came with. Its in great shape and just a good shooter, fun gun.

  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 ON DUTY Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    Wow...And I thought I was gonna see this when I opened the post...


    All kiddin' aside...real nice my friend !!
  6. Maudite

    Maudite Member

    Is that sittin' in your driveway? Awfully nice!

  7. rfo1

    rfo1 New Member

    Nice gun. The front sight has me baffled as I thought Challengers of your vintage did not have a ramp below the patridge sight. Could your barrel possibly be from a later model gun?
  8. Nomad 6

    Nomad 6 New Member

    Except for the grips and front sight it looks alot like the Nomad. Jerry
  9. Just as an FYI..... The front sight ramp is correct. I'm guessing your serial number might be in the 7 U or later (8 U, 9 U etc.) vintage. The early Nomads and Challengers had a single one piece front sight and Browning made the change sometime around 1966 or 1967 ( I think, without checking my records). In answering the post regarding looking like a Nomad. For the most part frames for the Nomad, Challenger and Medalists are interchangeable and can only be identified by their serial number as a different model.
    T = Medalist, U = Challenger, P = Nomad. The difference between the models are the grips and barrels, pouch vs. box vs. presentation case.
  10. diceman3

    diceman3 New Member

    Hi, I am a new member and just purchased a pristine 1962 Challenger. I would love to disassemble but I can't find a manual online. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  11. losrobles

    losrobles New Member

  12. Contact me at here and I will either make a copy for you or see if I have any extra original manuals for the 1962. Does your pistol have the scope mount grooves?

  13. diceman3

    diceman3 New Member

    Thanks for the manual. What would scope mount grooves look like?
  14. Cedarhill

    Cedarhill Member

    I purchased a Browning Challenger a few weeks ago at a gun show. The seller had it hanging on a tennis shoe string around his neck. I snapped it up as
    soon as I saw it. The serial # is from 1966. It shoots wonderfully and with the help of the different blogs I am finding out a great deal about it. It is in pristine
    condition which is great.
    Problem is the magazines for it. I have picked up one extra for $130 and they are few on Ebay but I keep bidding too low to win one. My solution is that I
    purchased a Buckmark and their magazines are around $30 and I have purchased 3 extra. I guess I will have to keep looking for more mags.
  15. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 ON DUTY Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    Welcome to the Browning Owners Forum CedarHill !!

    Please introduce yourself to our community via the New Member Welcome Area...

    Enjoy the forum.
  16. John McCarthy

    John McCarthy New Member

    The Challengers are special pistols made at a time when quality was at it's height. I too wish original mags were more reasonable.

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