Around a year ago I (I think) I was able to secure this original Bob Marvel gun... Its posted here, and documented for folks to see... I did a small write up on it, but I wanted to share some updated pictures and thoughts with you all!! After a few weeks of having the grips, I figured it was time to post her up, give a deeper dive, and add a bit of perspective on the gun. As she came, a full boat Bob Marvel gun, chambered in 9mm... pure awesomeness, and hand built by Bob Marvel himself... This is actually the second Marvel gun I acquired, and it came from a gentleman down in Texas. It is truly first class! Outside of that, bluing is perfect, the Bull Barrel is perfection, the trigger pull is what you would expect from a piece of this caliber... Some of the build sheet reads as follows: - Marvel Classic 1911 w/Bull Nose - Arrow Pattern Cuts on Top of Slide - Cryogenically Treat and Acid wash Barrel - S&A Magwel/Blend and Checker to 20LPI - Front Strap Checker to 25 LPI - C&S Ambi Safety - Marvel Buried and Protected Rear Sight - Hand Made F/O Front Sight and Fully Blend to Slide - Hand Fit Barstol 9mm Bull Barrel - Chamber Cut to .754" using Marvel 9x19 Reamer - Hood Beech cut to .0015" - Marvel Reverse plug matched to Extended Recoil Rod and Align with Pin Hole - Greider Match Trigger - EGW Sear cut to .776" OAL - Disconnector 1.302" OAL - C&S UL Hammer w/.018"ht on hooks at 90 Degrees - Trigger pull set to 3lb with slight roll - Recoil Spring at 11lbs - Hammer Spring at 23lbs This pistol is truly a gem... a one of a kind gun that I personally have not felt an equal to in terms of 9mm and 1911 platform. The barrel fit is just on point with this one... she shoots so soft, and accurate! I probably have 8K on her and I honestly have not had one single issue... ever. Bob built this pistol like a true master would. To say Bob was a genius is an understatement. I would probably say "savant" is more the proper word... every single aspect of his pistols are so well thought out and executed that it leaves me at a loss for words... It truly is amongst the finest pistols in my entire collection. For me, special doesn't even begin to describe it. With that said, enjoy the pictures... She's sporting 90,000 year old Mammoth Tooth, full G10 backed, and 100% functional, they aren't just for looking! Enjoy!