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Posted: 12/9/2005 7:37:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 2:47:31 PM EDT by deltaopwong]
Updated pics

Work was done by Bob Rodgers and Chuck Rogers
Detailed list of work done by Bob/Chuck on the 1911 Forums




ORM Colt 1991 Specs:
High Cut and Serrate Front Strap
Serrate Ed Brown Mainspring Housing w/ lanyard loop modification
Machine Front Grasping Grooves
Flat Top and Serrate Slide, Arrowhead Pattern
Machine "Ball" Cuts on Slide
Scallop Ejection Port
Heinie Rear Sight
MGW Front Sight (plain black serrated)
EGW Oversized Slide Stop
Caspian Oversized Firing Pin Stop
Caspian Extractor
CMC Grip Safety
Ed Brown Thumb Safety (recontoured)
Kart Match Grade Barrel w/ 45 Degree Deep Crown
EGW Barrel Bushing (melted/contoured)
Greider Precision Long Solid Trigger
C&S Tactical II Hammer
C&S Sear
Briley Disconnector
McCormick Tactical Length Mag Catch
Ed Brown Hammer Strut
Wilson Link
Wilson Strut Pin
Wilson Link Pin
Ed Brown Extended Ejector
Stake Grip Screw Bushings
Wolff Springs throughout
Colt/Altamont wood grips
Series 80 Reliability/Carry Package, Trigger Pull Weight 4.0 lbs.
Complete Dehorn for Carry w/ Subtle Magwell Bevel
Enviro-Tech over MilSpec Parkerizing



close-up of the CMC beavertail..perfect fitting and no tooling/blending marks

close-up of the EB beavertail...
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 7:55:27 PM EDT
Beautiful. Classic lines. I need one!!
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:00:18 PM EDT
Clean and beautiful.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:20:47 PM EDT
Very clean and functional. One question though, is it blued or another type of black coating/finish? Either way it looks very good.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:23:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:28:19 PM EDT
Excellent!
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:35:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2005 5:28:29 AM EDT by deltaopwong]

Originally Posted By JCG4:
Very clean and functional. One question though, is it blued or another type of black coating/finish? Either way it looks very good.



The finish is what Bob Rodgers calls 'Enviro-Tech'. It's a Moly/Teflon finish (2 layers) on top of Mil-Spec Parkerizing. Kinda like Black-T with a little more sheen. It is has some nice lubricating, abrasion resistance and corrosion resistance qualities. Mr. Rodgers has built quite a few custom 1911s with this finish for guys out in Florida and the report is that even with the heavy humidity down there, none of their guns has a spot of rust/corrosion on them after heavy use at the range, carried in duty holsters for extended periods of time and the finish holds very well after hundreds of drawstrokes from the holster. These guys had their guns atleast 2 years now and not a spot of rust/corrosion on them externally or internally. Blueing is nice but adds no corrosion resistance to the metal. Parkerizing is better but still very suseptible to humidity so this finish is definitely the way to go for anyone who will be carrying this gun and not leaving it in the safe. It is very comparable to Walter Birdsong's Black-T or Wilson's Armor-Tuff finishs. IMHO it beats Springfield's Armory-Coat and Kimber's KimPro's finishes. My Springfield Operator has the exact finish I and I love that thing...
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:49:38 PM EDT
Very Nice!!!!
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 9:13:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deltaopwong:

Originally Posted By JCG4:
Very clean and functional. One question though, is it blued or another type of black coating/finish? Either way it looks very good.



The finish is what Bob Rodgers calls 'Enviro-Tech'. It's a Moly/Teflon finish (2 layers) on top of Mil-Spec Parkerizing. Kinda like Black-T with a little more sheen. It is has some nice lubricating, abrasion resistance and corrosion resistance qualities. Mr. Rodgers has built quite a few custom 1911s with this finish for guys out in Florida and the report is that even with the heavy humidity down there, none of their guns has a spot of rust/corrosion on them after heavy use at the range and the finish holds very well after hundreds of drawstrokes from the holster. My Springfield Operator has the exact finish I and I love that thing...



Good to know, thanks.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 9:22:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2005 7:15:32 AM EDT by FMD]
Very nice. Would you mind letting a fellow 91 owner know what that treatment cost?
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 12:19:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 6:45:08 AM EDT
Very nice. I particularly like the carry bevel. That just looks smooth!
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 6:52:57 AM EDT
Beautiful....
Sean
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 1:05:20 PM EDT
gives me a great idea for my colt series 80 goverment mark 4 in 38 super.i love the look of the top strap being stiples or line engraved.mine actuarly has the flat top slide .
btw i prefere the ORM 1991.THEY ARE THE BENCHMARK IMHO.
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 2:01:10 PM EDT
Beautiful gun !

I've got a new Series 70 I would like to send to them as soon as I figure out how to finance it.
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 2:12:49 PM EDT
Very nice. Simple yet elegant.
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 2:19:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2005 4:36:44 PM EDT by deltaopwong]

Originally Posted By FMD:
Very nice. Would you mind letting a fellow 91 owner know what that treatment cost?



It costed me a lot of OT and lunch brown bagging at work (Can someone say lots of tuna-fish sandwiches?).

I agree that the ORM 1991 has a certain attraction to it (even with the big rollmarked letters on the left side of the slide). This specimen I bought brand new from a fellow ARFcomer who had it in his safe for years. The slide to frame fit was exceptionally tight for this gun, unlike most ORMs from the 90's...
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 3:11:33 PM EDT
That would be me, Bro!

BTW, that's how I do it, too.

damian@adcofirearms.com
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 3:18:56 PM EDT
Beautiful!
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 6:01:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FMD:
Very nice. Would you mind letting a fellow 91 owner know what that treatment cost?



Bob Rodgers has prices listed on his website.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 6:06:42 PM EDT
BTT..updated with more pics
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:39:01 AM EDT
Dang, I wish Springfield still made Operators with full length railed dust covers.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:07:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 11:37:01 AM EDT by makabi24]
Deleted, I looked up the specs on 1911forum
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:12:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Matt_B:
Dang, I wish Springfield still made Operators with full length railed dust covers.



Dawson Rail on a Les Baer Monolith anyone?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 1:03:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 12:51:37 PM EDT by ViperEH]
Dead link to the 1911 forums. Possible to get a updated link? I've got a bonestock 1991 that could do with that treatment, and I'd like to see the list. Sweet pieces! Love it.

ETA: Got link to work.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:56:15 AM EDT
I have a SA loaded that I want to send him after the first of the year, for that finish along with some other items.
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