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Old 06-15-2018, 08:57 PM
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I recently purchased this Kobra Carry as a factory certified trade-in from Ed Brown. The fit and finish makes it feel like a brand new pistol but I know it's not because of the low serial number. My first Brown I bought back in '13 was in the 17,XXX range so this one must go back quite a way being it is #4507. It would be interesting if this pistol belonged to a member here and now I have it. Anyone recently traded in this KC?

I also wanted to give a shoutout to the crew at EBP for their new innovative trade-in program. I wouldn't have purchased this one if it wasn't for the great deal. On a side note, I do have a new one on order but I'm still about 115 days out.









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Old 06-15-2018, 09:00 PM
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Nice!
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:14 PM
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Very nice! Let us know how it shoots. Congrats on the new to you Brown!
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:01 PM
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Absolutely beautiful. The way I see it, the lower the serial #, the higher the quality.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:32 PM
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2008 build. Very nice. I don't remember fiber front sights being standard back then.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:00 AM
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Thank you Jim! If anyone would know estimated age of Ed Brown pistols it would be you. This one got a little refresh I believe. It's got new springs, gen 4 coating and the FO front sight.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:20 AM
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Looks better than new! Very nice. My Kobra is in the 12,000 range and am told it is 2012 but I am not really sure. It shoots great and I love mine.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:49 AM
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Man, that is a good looking pistol. I am just going to say that I am very interested in the Kobra Carry. Very...
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:49 AM
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That’s a great looking Kobra!
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:01 AM
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She's a beauty!
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:37 AM
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Looks brand new! I love my old three-digit Kobra Carry.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:40 PM
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Looks brand new! I love my old three-digit Kobra Carry.
Do they older ones look like this or did they have different markings on them? I’m just curious because I saw somewhere that the Kobra grip treatment is over 20 years old now and I am wondering what they looked like back then.
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Old 06-16-2018, 04:02 PM
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Snakeskin is the same. The only visible differences I see are the laser rollmarks on new guns. Mine is so old that it only says "KOBRA" on the slide.
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Old 06-16-2018, 04:39 PM
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Is it a government or commander size? Just wondering why it says Kobra and not Kobra Carry.

On a different note, someone else commented on my post in a different forum and he said his serial number is 4567 that he bought back in 2010 and it does not have the same Kobra Carry font like mine. It's interesting to hear of the changes and approximately when they happened.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:25 AM
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While this only says KOBRA, it is a commander size gun.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:41 AM
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You definitely have a rarity! I was Googling images and I saw this one, serial number #505 with the Kobra Carry on it. Maybe yours was going to be a government model and they decided to cut it shorter to a commander? Even the engraving on your seem to be shifted to the right more than the regular Kobra Carry models.

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Old 07-21-2018, 04:43 AM
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Absolutely beautiful. The way I see it, the lower the serial #, the higher the quality.
What about “practice makes perfect”?
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:10 AM
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A sharp looking KC with very nice grips. Too, thank you for recapping Brown's trade in program. I am envious! Show us some groupings once you have her shook down.
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:22 PM
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2008 build. Very nice. I don't remember fiber front sights being standard back then.
IIRC the ledge rear wasn't standard then either.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:23 PM
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Gotta tell you, and I'm not just blowing smoke at ya, that's one of the nicest 1911 pistols that I have seen. Love those grips too!
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:50 PM
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Nice looking Kobra Carry guys! Hard for it not to be one of my favorites having been around for over 20 years! We are also very proud of the Trade-Up program and offering like new pistols to folks that want a chance to buy a like new Ed Brown and save while doing it. Just wait fellas and see what we do next! Our ongoing commitment to our customers is stronger than ever! Thank you for your business, and thank you for coming along while we continue to expand the Ed Brown Experience.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:37 PM
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Yes I just purchased Two of the New Ed Brown Kobra Carry's and I do love them but I didn't like the fiber optic front sight as much as I thought I would. It was hard to pick up and useless at night time. I just bought 2 of the Truglo Tritium Pro Night Sight and I am getting them today. Will drop off the slides tomorrow with the Truglo to have my gunsmith install them, they should be awesome from everything I have read.
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:20 PM
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[QUOTE=Ed Brown Products;12577424]Nice looking Kobra Carry guys! Hard for it not to be one of my favorites having been around for over 20 years! We are also very proud of the Trade-Up program and offering like new pistols to folks that want a chance to buy a like new Ed Brown and save while doing it. Just wait fellas and see what we do next! Our ongoing commitment to our customers is stronger than ever! Thank you for your business, and thank you for coming along while we continue to expand the Ed Brown Experience.[/QUOTE

Not clear on whether these trade in guns are being refinished or any other work being done on them before they are offered for resale.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:46 PM
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Not clear on whether these trade in guns are being refinished or any other work being done on them before they are offered for resale.
This was copied directly from the EB website. You can find more information here. https://www.edbrown.com/product-cate...ory-certified/

Factory Certified Trade-Ins

These guns were traded in to us under our “Trade-Up” program. Each Ed Brown gun has been fully inspected by our experts, function checked, test-fired, and factory certified to be covered under our Lifetime Warranty. Normal wear, some cosmetic dings, older variations, etc. and anything cosmetic that would be consistent with a “used” gun status is to be expected. See each listing for full disclosure of all details. Retro options are available to customize any Ed Brown gun to your preference. A great way to get into an factory certified Ed Brown at an unbeatable price.
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:13 PM
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slovan, that baby is "pistolicious as I used to say on here back in the day! It qualifies for the category!

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