Colt Gold Cup


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archigos
March 2, 2010, 10:11 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but I've never looked much into 1911s because quite simply, they're mostly out of my price range. I just found a Colt Gold Cup National Match [used] in "very good" condition at Dan's Ammo for $849.99. As far as 1911s go, how well regarded are the Colt Gold Cups? Should I be rushing to buy one?

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kentucky_smith
March 2, 2010, 10:29 PM
I've had a late 70s 70 series and a 2009 s80. Meh. Both had flaws. Didn't care for either. Price is right for a new one.

skipsan
March 2, 2010, 11:12 PM
Series 70 and to some extent Series 80 Gold Cup NMs have a following that are willing to put up with some of their quirks. Pre Series 70s (1960s and prior) are genuine collectables in most cases and should be treated as such.

A nice Series 70 GC without box or paperwork should be in the $800-->$900 range. Less, maybe much less, if modified or a beater. NIB examples, unfired with box and paperwork have sold upwards of $1500. I don't follow the 80 Series GCs but suspect their values would be about 10% less.

An older GC is probably not the best choice for a carry gun or every day shooter. They're considered (by me at least) as semi collectable, although I shoot mine regularly. Don't know a thing about the current generation GCs (Trophy Models etc) but assume they're nice generic pieces worthy of the Colt logo.

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