Ed Brown Barrels

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Ed Brown Barrels

Partially finished Ed Brown barrel machined from bar stock

Ed Brown Barrel are fully machined from solid bar stock.
The very best and most expensive way to produce a barrel.

Barrel accuracy comes from using the highest quality materials and manufacturing methods. Ed Brown Products is committed to both. Ed Brown barrels are completely manufactured in-house by our own craftsmen, using the most modern CNC machinery and manufacturing methods available. The barrels are made from T-416 modified, gun barrel quality stainless steel bar stock, just like a benchrest rifle barrel. This is without a doubt the best and most reliable way to produce top quality barrels. No forgings are used to try to save a buck. T-416 is certified pure, there are no foreign materials, and no hard or soft spots to worry about. It is stress-relieved and heat-treated prior to final rifling and refinishing. Ed Brown barrels are precision machine cut from a 3 pound chunk bar of this top quality steel.

Our barrels are rifled by precision broach in the original six lands and grooves, one turn in sixteen, left hand twist as originally designed by John Browning. This deep cut, broached rifling gives superior accuracy with all types of bullets, including lead. No cheap, quick pass-through button rifling is used. Our barrels are heat-treated by an aerospace certified heat treat facility, and sub zero frozen for maximum strength and stress relief. This means more accuracy and longer barrel life to the shooter. We have also cut the dimensions to max tolerance on the outside of the barrel. This means less fitting work for you, and more accuracy. Gunsmiths and hobbyists love our precise, pre-fit dimensions on our drop-in models. This gets you on the range quicker enjoying the accuracy improvement your new barrel provides. All this extra trouble and expense ensures you the finest, most accurate barrel possible. These barrels are quite simply the best on the market.

The Bushing, Link, and Link Pin are included with all barrels. All barrels are cut to drop-in tolerances, and include a drop-in bushing. Some barrels are interchangeable in the same slide/gun. A 45 slide/pistol will accept the 45 barrel and the 400 Cor-Bon barrel. A 40 slide/pistol will accept 40S&W, 10mm, and 357 Sig. A 38 slide/pistol will accept the 38 Super, 9mm, and 9x23. In some cases a different magazine or recoil spring may be required when changing calibers. Adjustable sights are recommended if you plan to swap calibers as the point of impact may change.

Ed Brown Barrels

925-45 5" (Government) 45 ACP $185.00 <>
9243-45 4.25" (Commander) 45 ACP $185.00 <>

Suppressor Ready 1911 Barrels
Identical to the Ed Brown barrel above, but longer length and threaded for use with suppressors. Thread size is 0.578 x 28 tpi RH. Includes link, link pin, bushing and thread protector.

Please note we do not deal in suppressors; we make the barrel you will need to make the 1911 "suppressor ready". You must procure the suppressor from another vendor, and be aware that states have different laws regarding suppressors.

A suppressor equipped with a Nielsen device is REQUIRED for reliability in a 1911 device. This is also referred to as a booster, kicker, or Linear Inertial Decoupler. We use and recommend the Black Reign .45 ACP suppressor by Elite Iron.

We offer installation services for our threaded barrels, and they are an option on any Ed Brown handgun.

Suppressor Ready Barrel
925-45-SR 5" (Government), Suppressor Ready, 45 ACP $250.00 <>
9243-45-SR 4.25" (Commander), Suppressor Ready, 45 ACP $250.00 <>
925-TP-SS Replacement Thread Protector, Stainless Steel $19.95 <>
925-TP-SS-G4 Replacement Thread Protector, Stainless with black Gen4 coating $19.95 <>

Solid Barrel Bushings
All spring type collet bushings are subject to breakage and are replaced with the solid type as a rule with professional gunsmiths. We offer a drop-in replacement in blue and stainless that will work on most 1911 types with little or no fitting, and an oversize gunsmith fit version, also in both blue and stainless. Specs: Heat treated alloy and stainless steel. Drop-In: .581 ID, .699 OD. Oversize: .575 ID, .705 OD.

832 Drop-in Bushing Blue $20.95 <>
833 Drop-in Bushing Stainless $21.95 <>
833-C Drop-in Bushing, for Commander Stainless $21.95 <>
832-M Oversize Match Bushing Blue $20.95 <>
833-M Oversize Match Bushing Stainless $21.95 <>

Machined Links
Match grade barrel jobs need a precisely made link to complete the job. These links are machined from aircraft quality stainless steel bar stock, not stamped.

925 Standard Barrel Link .278 hole spacing $6.95 <>

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