SOLD Bren Ten In stunning condition!

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired Classifieds' started by Alpina9, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Up for sale out of my personal collection is an absolutely righteous Bren Ten (10mm) in a absolutely amazing condition. It comes with two original magazines, which are very hard to come by. On the retail market the magazines alone are $200 apiece. It also comes with custom walnut grips, the original grips, and the original box. This one is special because it comes with the flat top. These are going to be $7000 guns in ten Bren Ten years.

    $4500 shipped —no trades; price on this one is firm. PayPay FF is ok form payment.

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  2. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's

    Apr 6, 2019
    A piece of shooting history. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 1911_Chad

    1911_Chad Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2018
    Dream gun!!! GLWS
  4. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
  5. War Party

    War Party Reasonably Well Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 13, 2014
  6. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    The Bren Ten is a pistol design that had everything going for it, as well as everything going against it. At a time in the early 80's when police agencies were looking for something more powerful than the 9 mm cartridge along came Dornaus & Dixon, an up-start gun company in southern California. This company teamed up with Col. Jeff Cooper, recognized as the father of what is commonly known as 'The Modern Technique' of handgun shooting, and considered by many to be the world's foremost expert on the use of small arms, and Swedish ammunition maker Norma, to develop a new cartridge and handgun to meet the need.

    The result in 1983 was the Bren Ten, the first handgun chambered for the new 10 mm Norma cartridge. The gun and cartridge were developed together to provide what was then believed by Cooper and others to be the best possible balance of effects for a defensive handgun. The handgun was effectively a 10 shot modified CZ-75, who's design lines can easily be recognized in the Bren Ten's profile. It had a stainless steel frame and a blued slide. The barrel incorporated a unique 'Power Seal' rifling.

    That's what it had going for it. What it had going against it was Dornaus & Dixon.

    The Bren Ten production line was relatively small scale and suffered from a number of quality control problems. Not long after, for a variety of reasons, including defaulting on pre-payments, problems with sub-contractors (especially magazines), and other financial trouble, Dornaus & Dixon and the Bren Ten went under, and almost took the 10 mm Norma cartridge with it. Fortunately, Colt came along and re-chambered and re-engineered their 1911 into the 'Delta Elite' and saved the 10mm cartridge.

    Since then there has been a cult-like following of the Bren Ten. The gun was also popularized by the character, Sonny Crockett, who carried it in the 80's television series 'Miami Vice'. Dornaus & Dixon only produced the gun for about two years, and it is reported that there were only around 1500 pistols ever made. Despite production and financial problems, the gun was well received, and loved by its owners. Today an original Dornaus & Dixon Bren Ten is worth three times its original retail value, and magazines for the gun are hard to find and are equally expensive.
  7. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
    I mean...damn. Just damn.
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  8. 1L26

    1L26 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I would usually not say anything about guns I want but can't bring myself to write the check but, Damn! if I wan't a retired civil servant ........................
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  9. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    If it was the all stainless version I'd probably have to have it :)
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  10. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    The pistol that started my love of the 10mm cartridge. GLWS!
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  11. Novak77

    Novak77 Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2019
    That is some serious life goals right there. GLWS
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  12. The Deuce

    The Deuce Active Member

    Feb 3, 2017
    I feel like I have my wife on one shoulder and this damn site on the other all day!!!!! One is laughing at me and one is not....
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  13. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 25, 2016
    Beautiful gun and since I use Sonny's picture thought it would be appropriate to say something in this thread. GLWS! This could possibly do well on GB too.
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  14. Bro. Pappaw

    Bro. Pappaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    That is one nice gun. Thanks for sharing. GLWS
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  15. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    This one is sold
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  16. Richard Lawson

    Richard Lawson New Member

    Apr 20, 2020
    I’m looking for this Bren help serial number RAL 111082

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