SOLD FOR: $1369
Make: Browning, Manufactured by Sig Sauer
Model: BDA .45
Serial Number: 395RR2642
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Double Action DA/SA Semi-Automatic Pistol with Decocker
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Browning Arms Co / Morgan, Utah & Montreal P.Q.”. The right side of the slide is marked with the serial number and “SIG-Sauer System / Made in W. Germany”. The front strap is marked with the serial number “395RR2642”, and an Eagle over “N” proof mark. The right side of the barrel visible through the ejection port is marked “.45Auto”. The bottom of the slide at the front is marked with two German proofs and the “HH” date code. The right grip panel is marked “BROWNING”.
Barrel Length: 4.4”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch with a white square aim reference that is dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two checkered black synthetic panels that envelop the back strap. There is light handling wear. There are a few sparsely scattered tiny nicks on the smooth borders. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip rates in Fine-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blue Slide, Black Alloy Frame
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 98% of its metal finish. The polished portions of the slide have taken a slight plum hue. There are also a few tiny nicks on these portions as well. The action shows light operational wear. All screws are sharp, pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action is light and crisp, and the double action is smooth. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This pistol includes one 7-round magazines.
Our Assessment: On display here is a Browning Double Action in .45 ACP that was manufactured in 1977. Chris Eger states on Guns.com, “By 1977, Browning, which had long imported pistols and rifles from Belgium, France, and Portugal, as well as shotguns from Japan under their iconic banner, became the first to bring the Sig Sauer P220 to American shores. Dubbed the Browning Double Action, or BDA, the new gun would be imported in not only its standard 9mm caliber but also more New World flavors, namely .38 Super Auto and .45 ACP.” This pistol is in about Fine-Excellent condition. It comes with one 7-round magazine. Please see our photos and good luck!