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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 08:36:42 AM »
Doesnít say but itís a Robar not stainless. Great price!


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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 08:43:01 AM »
With that serial number I do not think it was a factory Robar but I could be wrong.

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 08:44:32 AM »
I agree, probably sent off by the owner. Eric will know!


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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 10:06:25 AM »
Looks like it could have NP3 coating, but the Rohrbaugh factory Robars have mirror polish hardware including hammer, trigger, grip screws, and mag release.  The one in the pic doesn't look like it has mirror polish hardware.

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 10:17:33 AM »
And I think the serial is before the Robars were introduced.

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 10:27:57 AM »
Someone got a good deal on this Stealth Elite

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/846590334

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 10:46:03 AM »
I wonder why the first one had a bag of .380 springs with it?

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2020, 03:59:38 PM »
Someone got a good deal on this Stealth Elite

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/846590334
I did see that the time and thought maybe it was a Stealth Elite.  Someone definitely did well.

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2020, 08:21:03 PM »
With that serial number I do not think it was a factory Robar but I could be wrong.

That was not a factory Rohrbaugh/Robar.  Everything was NP3. Our Robar had some hand polished items on it as accents.
This one, for me, in all NP3 is too boring looking. But that's just me. I like the accent pieces on those models that we did.
This was a nice gun for the money though.

The Stealth Elite seemed legitimate and in nice shape and a good honest price.

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2020, 07:41:29 PM »
Thanks Eric and Phil for clarifying, I appreciated learning the subtle clues that indicated it was not a factory Robar model.

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2020, 08:10:39 PM »
So what was the first one? A knockoff?

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2020, 05:30:49 AM »
So what was the first one? A knockoff?

Robar used to have gunsmithing and refinishing services where you could send a firearm to be coated in NP3, nickel, Cerakote, etc.  So the above gun was probably sent in aftermarket. 

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Re: Was this a Robar that sold this morning?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2020, 06:27:13 AM »
So what was the first one? A knockoff?

Yes Groundhog, the owner sent that R9 in to Robbie Barrkman's place (Robar) to be coated with NP3. Nothing more.

It was not a real Robar/Rohrbaugh. . . . . but, still, a nice R9.

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