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Old 05-14-2019, 7:45 PM
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Default Ed Brown 1911 facelift

I had an Ed Brown come in the shop for a facelift. Nothing mechanical was requested on this gun, just aesthetic and functional work.

The list of work performed was:
- Flat top and serrate
- Flush cut slide stop and bevel frame
- Undercut trigger guard
- Bevel bottom edge of slide
- Deluxe magwell fit and blend
- Fit and blend fiber optic sight
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You do such nice work, I love the ball cuts and flat top serrations. The owner must have been stoked
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Old 05-14-2019, 7:55 PM
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You do such nice work, I love the ball cuts and flat top serrations. The owner must have been stoked


He doesnít know yet! Lol. Now to email him that itís done.

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I just want to say I've had work with the OP and was very happy with the communications, price and quality.
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I love the clean understated look of Ed’s guns, the work you did fit that gun perfectly. That is one beautiful classy 1911, your gonna have one very happy and satisfied customer.
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Elegant.
Nice work OP
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Beautiful!

I really like the slide bevel, don't see that much but it gives it a nice clean look.
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That is gorgeous.
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Excellent craftsmanship! I think my Wiley Clapp Gov't could use your help.
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As usual beautiful work. What you've done there is most of what's on my list.
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Love it all but especially the beveled bottom edge. One classy 1911 right there
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I love looking at your work, especially before and after pictures.

Do you have any "before"s for this beauty?
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I love looking at your work, especially before and after pictures.

Do you have any "before"s for this beauty?

It was just a standard Ed Brown Special Forces. Looked similar to this.


Pic taken from the Ed Brown website.


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I'm an old man, but I still recognize lust when I feel it. That is one beautiful handgun.
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Clean and elegant. A flat face trigger would be icing on the cake.
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Very nice! Plus you are local!!
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Did I ever tell you guys my Ed Brown story?

In the late 80s (I think) I had Ed Brown build me a .45. This was when he was still building pistols himself, not his underlings.

He told me it would be six months, after nine months I started calling, after ten months I got excuses, after eleven months I told him to send the gun back, after a year I threatened to call the Attorney General in his state.

His wife called me with more excuses, and I finally got the gun back. The work he did (not his company) looked like ****.

I was living in Arizona at the time, and knew Chuck Rodgers. Chuck is master craftsman.

Chuck looked at it, and laughed.

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER ED BROWN PRODUCT AS LONG AS I LIVE.
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i have a question.

the part of slide, which wrap the guide rod. what is that part or section called?

without the stir up cut, there is always a gap between that part and frame. it is possible to machine a slide or frame to eliminate the gap?
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i believe you're referring to the dust cover
some describe a monolith design as one that maintains a full length dust cover and a full slab type slide (something like this https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...sigt=11u48fnmq)

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i have a question.

the part of slide, which wrap the guide rod. what is that part or section called?

without the stir up cut, there is always a gap between that part and frame. it is possible to machine a slide or frame to eliminate the gap?


There is clearance between the slide and frame there as itís not a bearing surface on bottom running 1911s. Even on top running 1911s there is a clearance cut done there because once the slides unlocked you donít want that drag. Itís necessary. So no you canít make it seamless.

Edit: bottom and top running refers to which frame and slide rails are fitted on the gun.


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Did I ever tell you guys my Ed Brown story?

In the late 80s (I think) I had Ed Brown build me a .45. This was when he was still building pistols himself, not his underlings.

He told me it would be six months, after nine months I started calling, after ten months I got excuses, after eleven months I told him to send the gun back, after a year I threatened to call the Attorney General in his state.

His wife called me with more excuses, and I finally got the gun back. The work he did (not his company) looked like ****.

I was living in Arizona at the time, and knew Chuck Rodgers. Chuck is master craftsman.

Chuck looked at it, and laughed.

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER ED BROWN PRODUCT AS LONG AS I LIVE.


Chuck is a true artist alright, shame his books have been closed for some time.


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There is clearance between the slide and frame there as itís not a bearing surface on bottom running 1911s. Even on top running 1911s there is a clearance cut done there because once the slides unlocked you donít want that drag. Itís necessary. So no you canít make it seamless.

Edit: bottom and top running refers to which frame and slide rails are fitted on the gun.


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You are just a show off...trying to drum up work...

Annnndddd...you do beautiful work and will get my tune up work too!

Very nice...

Question...are using a blue light to help high light the photos...it looks like it in a couple. Just curious.
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You are just a show off...trying to drum up work...



Annnndddd...you do beautiful work and will get my tune up work too!



Very nice...



Question...are using a blue light to help high light the photos...it looks like it in a couple. Just curious.


No, itís just sitting on my kitchen table with that light that we eat with and using an iPhone. I am a horrible photographer. My wife on the other hand is a great photographer and I am trying to convince her to take some photos for me.


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whenever you show your work on here I'm always seeing something new to be done to 1911s that I hadn't known of before. Granted, I'm a 1911 newb, so everything is still new to me lol. Hopefully I'll get a good list of things I want done and send you my TRS in the future.

Question about the bottom slide edge bevel, does that weaken the structure of the rail of the slide, or is it not really an issue?
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whenever you show your work on here I'm always seeing something new to be done to 1911s that I hadn't known of before. Granted, I'm a 1911 newb, so everything is still new to me lol. Hopefully I'll get a good list of things I want done and send you my TRS in the future.

Question about the bottom slide edge bevel, does that weaken the structure of the rail of the slide, or is it not really an issue?


Itís no issue.


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