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Briley pistols occupy a highly respected place in the world of custom 1911s. This is a production Briley Versatility model in .45ACP as it came from their custom shop, including a Briley barrel and Briley spherical bushing for better lock up positioning and increased accuracy. If you’re not familiar with it, the bushing has an inner ring which is free to swivel so that the barrel remains snug against the entire surface of the ring/collar throughout the firing cycle.

Briley and Pistol Dynamics - 1911 masterpieces built for years by Claudio Salassa and Paul Liebenberg

The story of Paul Liebenberg and Claudio Salassa can be described as more of an epic. Both Paul Liebenberg and Claudio Salassa began their journeys in South Africa. Years later Paul Liebenberg started working at Pachmayr's and later was the inspiration and founder of the famed S&W Performance Center. Now, Paul Liebenberg has developed Pistol Dynamics, a haven which has turned out numerous 1911 marvels. As fate would have it, Paul Liebenberg's good friend and apprentice Claudio Salassa would also move on to America and start the Briley Pistol Division. Custom 1911 work was Claudio Salassa's expertise, and Briley was soon known for their outstanding 1911s.

The pistol has been refinished (fine bead blast on the frame, magwell and top of slide, matte brushed on the slide flats and high polish on the underside of the guide rod housing) and is in absolutely unblemished condition. The lack of rubbing on the barrel hood, muzzle and breech face indicate a low round count, but I am not the original owner and I don’t know an exact number. Features include:

Briley Barrel
Briley Spherical Bushing
Full Length Guide Rod
Solid, Adjustable Long Trigger
Fully Adjustable Rear Target Sight
Full Magwell
Checkered MSH
Original Box with Label
Custom Briley Folding Case with Velour Flaps and Liner
Choice of Grips (I have several styles to select from)

A real treasure in the gun collecting world, the original custom folding case with logo is hard sided, cloth covered construction with a Velcro strip on the front fold to keep it securely closed, foam cutout for gun and magazine, and folding soft velour flaps. The shipping carton has the original label, numbered to the gun. There won’t be many of these, if any at all, that have survived and this one is in excellent condition. This definitely makes the gun special IMHO, and worth the asking price of $1450 shipped. Briley guns are uncommon and highly desirable. They are well over two thousand dollars new, but I got a great deal on this one years ago, so I’ve priced it to move because I’m not looking to make a big profit, I just want it to go to someone who can appreciate it as much as I did. WP

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Per our conversation.....I'll take it! Many thanks!
 

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That puts me at #85....I gots to stay off this site.....lol
 

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Arrived today, and it's now with its' cousins.....beautiful piece!

Thanks again!!
 
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