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Lot 723: Dornaus & Dixon Bren 10 Marksman Special Match Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Very Scarce Dornaus & Dixon Bren 10 Marksman Special Match Semi Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Very Scarce Dornaus & Dixon Bren 10 Marksman Special Match Semi Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Dornaus & Dixon Enterprises, Inc.
Model: Bren Ten
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: chrome
Grip: plastic
Item Views: 556
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 404
Class: Modern Handgun

One of only 250 manufactured, the Marksman Special is an uncatalogued variant of the famous Bren 10 Pistol. The Bren Ten was created to be a pseudo best of both worlds handgun for police units by supplying the increased magazine capacity of a semi-automatic handgun as well as the increased firepower of a revolver. The pistol was found to be lack luster by police units due to the 10 mm round's higher recoil and muzzle blast. The Bren 10 was able to find its way into the world when it was selected to be the sidearm of Miami Vice's main character Sonny Crockett. While this increased sales, it also lead to the bankruptcy of Dornaus & Dixon as the company struggled to meet demand and quality standards fell. This pistol features the standard D&D markings on the right side of the frame and the serial number on the left. The slide is marked on the left "MARKSMAN SPECIAL-MATCH .45 ACP" and on the right with the logo of custom gun company "Cogan Custom". The pistol features fixed blade front and adjustable rear sights, an extended magazine release, checkering on the front and rear grip strap as well as the front of the trigger guard, and textured plastic grips with the models "Circled X" logo. Included with the pistol is four extra magazines.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall as professionally upgraded by Cogan Custom, retaining 99% plus chrome finish with scattered light handling marks and defined grip texturing. Mechanically excellent.

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