SOLD FOR: $2,172.22
Make: Ed Brown Products
Model: Special Forces, SF3-BB-CAL2
Serial Number: 9380
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Detachable Magazine Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SPECIAL FORCES”, the right is marked “CUSTOM BY / Ed Brown”. The right of the frame is marked “Ed Brown Products / Perry, MO USA / 9380”. The front face of the barrel bushing is marked “BROWN”. The top of the chamber is marked “ED BROWN 45 ACP’.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The sights are Trijicon night sights. With a single tritium lamp in the blade front sight and two lamps in the Novak-style swept square-notch rear sight. Both sights are dovetailed to the slide, the rear sight is screw-set. The lamps have dimmed slightly but are still useable in low-no light environments.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered double-diamond rosewood panels. There is no notable wear or damage to the grips, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Black
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 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The front and back stippling is sharp. The slide serrations are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly with no play between slide and frame at the rear. The barrel has no play when in battery. The trigger is very crisp. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a dark blue nylon zip-up Ed Brown branded case with an Ed Brown firearm lubricant bottle, allen wrench for the grip screws, a single 7-round Ed brown magazine and manual, all in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: Ed Brown is among a small group of the best manufacturers of custom and semi-custom 1911s in the world including Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom and Les Baer. This pistol is an excellent example of why they have earned this reputation. Ed Brown has combined the most desired upgrades including front and back strap stippling, flat mainspring housing, extended beavertail grip safety, ambidextrous thumb safety, night sights and skeletonized hammer and trigger with their legendary craftsmanship quality. Quality that will make this an excellent target pistol as well as a defensive pistol to which you can trust your life. This pistol is in Excellent condition, showing little to no sign of use and comes with just about everything it would brand-new including an Ed Brown hang-tag still on the trigger guard. If you’ve been looking to get a premium-quality 1911, you can’t do much better than this. 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.