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Rohrbaugh Products and Accessories => Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) => Topic started by: ECR on January 05, 2018, 08:31:53 PM

Title: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: ECR on January 05, 2018, 08:31:53 PM
Well, it's the dead of winter and I thought I'd post something fresh tonight.

I found this the other day in some files. It is the actual hand written list of what we did to each of the sixteen R9 Elite Premium Pistols that were manufactured with great care at the Rohrbaugh facility in Deer Park, New York.

Serialized as:  1 of 16, 2 of 16, etc. all the way up to 16 of 16 . . . . . . These limited production run handguns were sent out with custom made hardwood presentation display cases.

The attached note on our memo pads was written by me so we had the details of these special hand made R9s on paper.

Enjoy viewing below a piece of Rohrbaugh Firearms History!

Regards,

Eric C. Rohrbaugh
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: tattoo on January 05, 2018, 10:18:15 PM
Very cool. Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: PhilZ on January 05, 2018, 11:20:02 PM
What does "Red Ox" refer to?
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: PhilZ on January 05, 2018, 11:20:38 PM
Does anyone have any pics they can share?
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: kevinqjhps on January 06, 2018, 09:47:32 AM
Does anyone have any pics they can share?


Love to see one. :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: CaptBW on January 06, 2018, 01:21:42 PM
Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: MRC on January 06, 2018, 02:25:17 PM
Does anyone have any pics they can share?

Maybe Duane will post a picture of his.  I have seen a picture somewhere but I could not find it using search.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: BlueC2 on January 06, 2018, 02:43:07 PM
Eric,

Thanks - this is interesting.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: johnny on January 06, 2018, 07:15:29 PM
    That kind of stuff is really cool Eric.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: johnny on January 06, 2018, 07:22:39 PM
  Eric,what city in New York do you live? Have you been getting the bitter cold? Here a little north of Green Bay we have had bitter cold that has hung on for weeks.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: ECR on January 06, 2018, 09:25:28 PM
I may have some photographs external and even internally of the Premium. I have to really look around all of my photograph logs, of which I have about 9,000 plus photos to go through. Yep, that will take some time, but I know I have those "somewhere".

Ref. the cold. I live in New York State out on Long Island. We have been in bitter cold for weeks now. Daytime highs around the upper teens with single digits on the overnight. Blizzard Grayson just came through here and now everything is a frozen mess. We just got out to the stores after being inside for two days. Overnight wind chills have reached around minus 25-30 degrees one evening and pretty much around 10 below zero is common right now. They threaten to get back into the normal mid-30s during the day this coming week. Thank God for that! This bitter cold is taking it's toll here.

I am glad you folks enjoyed the little piece of paper from my shop pad with that interesting information written on it. That was about ten years ago or so!
Wow . . . . . Time flies.

Stay safe out there!

Regards,

Eric R.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: ECR on January 16, 2018, 11:43:39 AM
Thought I would touch base here about those photographs of the R9 Elite Premium. I am sorry to say, I just spent an hour going through my old files on the computer looking for them, and I'll be "dawg gonned" if I can't find them anywhere! I am quite upset because I know I did not delete those, but they are in there somewhere. I file my photos by dates, not what they are, which I have come to find out that is not how you file things. With almost ten thousand photographs within the computer, this is going to take a while . . . . . but I will locate them! 

Happy New Year everyone. . . . . . and stay safe out there.

Regards,

Eric C. Rohrbaugh
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: Brenden on January 25, 2018, 08:31:32 PM
I also want to thank you Ericfor the history!!
I sure wish I could have caught  one of those special pups!!
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: ECR on January 26, 2018, 06:49:25 AM
That one you would have loved! Interesting fact: The reason we only made 16 of these. . . . . . The frames were put into trays that held 48 pieces, three rows of sixteen! We made one row of the R9 Elite Premiums because of that tray! lol. . . . . no other reason.

Fun anecdote for the Rohrbaugh historians.

Eric R.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: KenU on January 29, 2018, 10:50:50 PM
Hey guys,

Haven’t posted here for years but wanted to chime in that I was fortunate enough to have acquired, back in the day from Arego Guns in Arkansas, and still own #16 of 16. I know, pics or it didn’t happen. I will try this weekend to post if I can figure out how to do it on this particular site as I’ve never posted any photos here.

I will say this is truly a VERY special R9 presentation package and truly appreciate what Eric and Karl did with that “tray” in making this such a limited classic piece of history. Through the years I’ve been offered all kinds of crazy money and wouldn’t sell this gun if it was the last thing I owned.

Eric, you may remember I sent it back to you because one of the two sides of the front site was just a hair off of the other side - not exactly parallel. You took care of it immediately, sent it right back to me and the rest is “history”, as they say.

Wish you guys were still in the business...!!!

Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: ECR on January 30, 2018, 06:36:16 PM
Hey Ken. . . . . How the heck are you!? Ha haa . . . . . I do remember that issue with the slide! Wow...........

There were things that happen in life Ken and while we did enjoy what we did at Rohrbaugh Firearms Corp. to the max as they say,
when the unsolicited offer came in from Remington Arms Corp. at just the right time, Karl and I discussed it either way and we decided to go with their offer.

It was that simple. . . . . . and the timing was right also. I won't go into details.

Glad you still have her Ken as I'll be darned if I can't find those photographs anywhere right now, and I have been looking rather feverously for them to post here, especially the internal shots of the polished trigger sear bar, plunger and other items. They were very special when we put those together.
If you can help us all out here with a few photos of Serial Number "16 of 16", that would be great!

"The Cats Meow" as it were.

Hope all is well by you and your family Ken and thank you for trusting in our design and purchasing one of sixteen!

Regards,

Eric C. Rohrbaugh
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: kevinqjhps on February 04, 2018, 12:54:35 PM
What does "Red Ox" refer to?




It is PROBABLY red oxide. That is a type of material used in a blasting cabinet. It is very fine.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: BroWatch on February 04, 2018, 10:17:25 PM
Not sure if this is the same gun.

http://www.rohrbaughforum.com/index.php?topic=8654.0

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Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: PhilZ on February 04, 2018, 10:41:45 PM
Not sure if this is the same gun.

http://www.rohrbaughforum.com/index.php?topic=8654.0

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That is an Elite.  Elite Premium is a special edition with serial numbers "1 of 16" through "16 of 16"
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: weskro on February 25, 2018, 12:08:25 AM
I have number 9 of 16. I bought two at the same time, one for an EDC and the other as an investment piece.  It's still in the original box with the blue pillow and gold key.   I'll get some photos of it.

I have three of them now, all different models.  I had no idea the company is no longer manufacturing them, that's a shame because they are very nice. 

Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: tattoo on February 25, 2018, 09:39:33 AM
I have number 9 of 16. I bought two at the same time, one for an EDC and the other as an investment piece.  It's still in the original box with the blue pillow and gold key.   I'll get some photos of it.

I have three of them now, all different models.  I had no idea the company is no longer manufacturing them, that's a shame because they are very nice.
bad ass. 
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: bigjimmyk on March 04, 2018, 12:53:56 AM
I guess I'll add to the pile. 11 of 16, still nestled in its box (most of the time).
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: ECR on March 04, 2018, 07:48:49 AM
Beautiful gun. I wish I had made two more. . . . One for me and one for Karl. Oh well. . . . . . . .   All good. 

At least I still have #2 and "The Last Rohrbaugh". . . . . .  ha haa . . . . . .

ecr
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: PhilZ on May 01, 2018, 08:02:04 PM
I just noticed grips weren't mentioned on the hand written spec sheet.  Were they all black CF?
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: ECR on May 02, 2018, 08:50:26 PM
The grips on the Premiums were from Karl and My own personal stock of the early first run black carbon fiber grips we were holding on to for that special occasion that we needed something very special for. The 16 Premiums won those grip sets!

Eric R.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: weskro on October 12, 2018, 11:42:37 PM
New #9.  All original and the cardboard box is in mint condition stored as well.

Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: ECR on October 13, 2018, 09:45:54 PM
So nice to see these around.

It sure makes me proud that you folks enjoy them.

Eric R.
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: weskro on October 13, 2018, 10:29:07 PM
Amazing craftsmanship. 
Title: Re: R9 Elite Premium Model Specifications Note
Post by: ECR on October 14, 2018, 05:01:28 PM
Thank you weskro. I love that you have her on display in the presentation case.

You take care and be safe out there.

Oh, and welcome to the forum also good Sir.

Eric R.