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Old 03-11-2012, 09:12 PM
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I've got it




As you recall, I had an issue with the custom serial number on my latest Ed Brown and had to send it back. This pistol is to myself commemorating my VietNam service time.

Picked up my Ed Brown this afternoon. Ed Brown did the turn a round in 13 days. Now that is customer service. I couldn't be more pleased with the turn a round. If it looks funny, I fuzzed out part of the serial number to protect military ID theft.
The grips are from Sarge (http://shop.thefinergrain.com/) I had gotten medallions last year when I went to my unit memorial. Sarge made me these fantastic grips and inlaid the medallions. Great job.

I have a custom holster coming from Rocky (http://www.purekustom.com/) I have seen a teaser and it is super. Will post pictures when it arrives.

As for the pistol, I am thrilled. here are my options.
Special Forces Carry
Stainless frame, stainless slide
Options:
A. Carry cuts
B. Jewelled barrel
C. Performance rear sight 10-8, .140 notch
D. Gold bead front sight.
E. Solid short trigger
F. Back of slide serrated
G. Serrate bottom of slide stop
H. Top of slide custom rib (includes flatten & serrated top, plus cuts on each side, gives appearance of a raised rib)
I. Flush barrel crown J. Engraved bushing ACU-1 K. Recessed slide stop L. Custom serial number B84XX51
M. Two additional 7 round mags
N. Custom laser engraving
Right side U.S. NAVY
Left side Assault Craft Unit 1
Viet Nam 1968, 1969, 1970








Unit on the Bushing, flush crown


Serrated back of slide


Raised serrated rib on top of slide, 10-8 rear gold bead front, jewelled barrel


And the reason for sending it back was the serial number being wrong. They recessed the area and put in the correct number. Very happy, almost looks like a dog tag.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:15 PM
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Jim - I am applauding right now here in Texas. Just an amazing pistol. Brown's ability to produce it (and the re-work - which looks AWESOME) Sarge's work on the grips, and your design.

One of the very best I have ever seen. Make sure you put that in the Picture Thread.

Congrats sir... Well done!
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:16 PM
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Absolutely Stunning.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:22 PM
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Wow. That's a stunner Jim!
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:39 PM
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That is beautiful. Love the carry cuts.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:48 PM
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The serial recess is a neat little touch, would be cool to see that as an option in the future
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:14 PM
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Jim, the pistol turned out great! I also like the recessed serial number; it does indeed remind me of dog tags. Despite the grief the mistake caused, it seems like it might have turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Congratulations on such a fine memorial to your service, and thank you for your service once again!
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:21 PM
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Bravo!


So glad you got your gun and it turned out great! Even the serial number looks great, should do them all like that! That was some great thinking outside the box to solve what could have been a really bad situation.

Last but not least out of all the great visual cues on the gun, I am drawn to the U.S. Navy, the font used is outstanding.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:24 PM
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That is a really nice, well thought out piece. I bet you like that short trigger.

Smokin'!
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:25 PM
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This pistol is to myself commemorating my VietNam service time.
Wish I would've known you were going to post your new pistol, because I would have made a preceding post reminiscent of a 1MC announcement, something like this: "Ding, Ding, Engineman First Class Jim's Super Spectacular Pistol, ARRIVING, Ding".

Congrats Jim, it's a stunning pistol and a classy tribute to your VietNam/USN Service. Thanks for your Service and the many sacrifices endured.

As a side note: I love the EN Rating Insignia, because it looks like an AR15 Bolt Face.. Love those pics of the pistol too, and the shadow box and the pic of you on the .50Cal.

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Old 03-11-2012, 10:35 PM
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wow that is awesome!
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:00 PM
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Awesome Jim! The grips are stunning and really make a great combo with the pistol. Will you be shooting this?
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:11 PM
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This can't be the Same Ed Brown that has all the Bad Customer service????

Great Job and One of a Kind - funny how things that look like a mistake in the beginning, turn out to be something like this.

Congrats to you and Thanks to Mr. Brown.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:14 PM
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Wow, Jim. That is simply beautiful. Congratulations.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:14 PM
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Great job on your 1911.

That is for sure one of the nicest Ed Browns I have seen. And I agree on the serial number looking even better than it would have without the mistake!

Congrats.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:16 PM
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She's a beauty! I'm glad Brown made things right with your order.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:31 PM
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Absolutely amazing!
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:39 PM
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Three letters/one word... WOW! You've always amazed me how you could put a bundle of options together and come up with a fine piece of 1911! Started with the KC and then this SFC. 'Excellent choice Jim.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:47 AM
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Fantastic, Jim. I'm glad you're pleased with your new Brown. It looks great!
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:48 AM
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That is truly stunning! I really, really like the recessed serial number. I think it adds something unique, and definitely adds character. You're absolutely right, it kind of resembles a dog tag.

Thanks again for your service to our country. That gun is well deserved, and definitely earned.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:17 AM
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That is gorgeous!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:01 AM
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Im so jealous. Thats the best brown I've ever seen.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:35 AM
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Thats the most beautiful 1911 I believe I have ever seen. Its beauty and story behind it brings a tear to my eye. The recessed serial number looks great. Like you said almost gives it a dog tag apperance. The grips are top notch and stunning. The whole build is perfect. I keep going back to look at the pics. I want to thank you sir for your service for our country and hope you cherish this beautiful brown!
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:36 AM
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Amazing

Thank you sir for your service to our great republic. You have earned that pistol. With the display case, grips, etc. the sum is more than the total of the parts. Simply excellent in every way. With the recessed slide stop the serial number looks the way it should. As others have mentioned that should be an option from Brown. Congratulations!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:02 AM
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Wow! It doesn't get any better than that.
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