SOLD FOR: $1,834.00
Make: Les Baer Custom
Model: 1911 Thunder Ranch Special
Serial Number: TR04933
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “TR SPECIAL” and with a Thunder Ranch lightning bolt and shield logo, the right is marked “BAER / Custom”. The left of the frame is marked “LES BAER CUSTOM / LE CLAIER IA USA / TR04933”. The left of the rear sight is marked “LBC”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a tritium lamp dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a Novak-style square notch with two tritium lamps dovetailed to the rear of the slide. The lamps have dimmed, but are still useable in low-no light environments.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece double-diamond checkered wood panels with Thunder Ranch logos at their centers. The frontstrap and mainspring housing are finely checkered. The grips have only light handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Polished blue on the side facing surfaces, matte blue on top, bottom, front, and rear surfaces.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The finish is very lightly thinning at some edges, moreso at the leading edges of the slide and at the top edges of the backstrap to each side of the grip safety. The top of the slide has two lines of light wear parallel to the bore, there are a few scattered light marks on the flats and very light operational wear forward of the dust cover. The frame has light wear and a thin mark under the slide stop and light handling marks. The barrel, hammewr, trigger and grip safety show light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit shows virtually no play. The trigger is light and crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The gun comes with a total of one 7-round stainless magazine with plastic extended floorplate. The magazine shows very faint operational wear with intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: Since 1991, Les Baer Custom has been producing some of the finest 1911s that money can buy. With factory features like extended beavertail grip safety, night sights, skeletonized trigger and hammer, front slide serrations and checkered fronstrap, this handgun is equipped with everything one could want from one of the best custom 1911s available. The Thunder Ranch Special is one of the most popular of Les Baer’s offerings, a pistol with fantastic build quality and legendary perforamce. Chambered for the classic .45 ACP cartridge and with the 5″ Government length barrel, this pistol will make a fantastic shooter, carry, or even competition firearm. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.