Baer has close to 3000 rounds through it, and I just got it back from Baer after the hammer was falling to half cock. Les fixed that up and gave the gun a once-over before he sent it back to me good to go. I put a 16.5lb recoil spring in it and it shoots smoother as well.
The Brown is fairly new, around 600 rounds total through it. A joy to shoot and fits my hands slightly better than the Baer. Racks smoother and is also less tight, which is my preference now.
Love the Baer for it's hard use look, and the Brown for its class.
Like someone said on 1911forum.com:
"Ed Browns are the classy brunette on your arm at a cocktail party. Les Baers are the blonde nympho who goes with you to see Nugent in concert."