Original Bob Marvel wearing some 90,000 year old mammoth tooth!

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by cundiff5535, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. cundiff5535

    cundiff5535 Chambers Custom Owners Club

    Apr 1, 2013
    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!


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  2. doubledeuce

    doubledeuce Active Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2015
    Fantastic. Nothing else to say about it, really. A real beauty.

  3. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2020
    Just wow!
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  4. random84

    random84 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2020
    Gorgeous. That is a special piece.

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  5. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
  6. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
  7. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
  8. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2017
    That is a Duesy. The polishing is on another level, and I really like the stippling on the bottom of the slide stop
  9. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Wow. Thats a keeper.
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  10. Xringchaser

    Xringchaser Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2019
    That finish would be hard to get replicated. I don't believe I've ever seen one like that and I'll bet it's better in person.
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  11. nikerret

    nikerret Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    I’ve always said anything over 89,997 years old is just being pretentious, but damn. Damn. Damn. Please, post more pictures. I’d really like to see a picture of me holding it.
  12. cundiff5535

    cundiff5535 Chambers Custom Owners Club

    Apr 1, 2013
    Its damn near perfect... Chambers Polish is on the same level THB... but, the thing is just insane.
  13. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Brother, your pistol is defiantly in the top 5 1911's that I've ever seen in my life time. It is simply magnificent my friend!!!
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  14. cundiff5535

    cundiff5535 Chambers Custom Owners Club

    Apr 1, 2013
    Wow... thats high compliments man! Much appreciated, and much love... I truly do love this gun:)
  15. Eddie D

    Eddie D Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2020
    WOW! That is definitely one to be proud of. Excellent example of what most of us are striving for.
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  16. Nicholst55

    Nicholst55 Active Member

    Jul 23, 2020
    A work of art created by a true master! The grips really set it off, too!
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  17. notshawn54

    notshawn54 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    That blued finish, WOW!!!!
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  18. hallsway

    hallsway Member

    May 27, 2020
    That’s definitely the most awesome looking 1911 I’ve ever seen. Congrats!
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  19. Xringchaser

    Xringchaser Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2019
    That's definitely one to be proud of and why are only seeing photos now?
    That one should be on a cover of a good magazine. They would probably compensate you well for a chance to photograph something of that magnatude!
  20. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Those are perfect for that Marvel
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