SOLD FOR: $3024
Make: Ed Brown
Model: Kobra Carry
Serial Number: 12866
Year of Manufacture: 2002-Present
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “KOBRA CARRY”. The right side of the frame is marked “Ed Brown Products / Perry, MO USA / 12866”. The top of the barrel at the chamber is marked “ED BROWN 45 ACP”. The right side of the slide is marked “CUSTOM BY / Ed Brown”. The front face of the barrel bushing is marked “BROWN”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/4”
Sights / Optics: The pistol is installed with Trijicon night sights. The front sight is a blade with a tritium lamp and the rear sight is a square notch lo-mount style sight, both are dovetailed into the slide. The lamps are bright and easily acquired in low light.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered double-diamond wood panels. There are some scattered light handling marks, no major defects. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there is some stubborn fouling near the throat. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9.5/10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its original finish remaining. There are light handling and operational marks. The markings are clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. The slide is snug to the frame. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, at thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included are two 8-round magazines and an Ed Brown soft case.
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 carry upgrades including front and back strap snake scales, bobtail 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 Fine condition and comes with a soft case and two magazines. 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!