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