Thanks to the Forum I DID It: 1978 Gold Cup


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doc540
September 2, 2010, 09:12 PM
I studied, read, listened, then looked high and low and saved and scrimped to be able to own one.

Arrived this afternoon and for 32 years old it's in better condition than I even hoped for!

Guess one is never too old to get excited about a Colt, huh? :o

Here's a quick pic:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Gold%20Cup%201978/DSCN2799-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Gold%20Cup%201978/DSCN2808-1.jpg

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HuntAndFish
September 2, 2010, 10:07 PM
It's a beauty.

CatsEye
September 2, 2010, 10:10 PM
Sweet!

Deltaboy
September 2, 2010, 11:40 PM
Very nice Colt!

doc540
September 3, 2010, 12:11 AM
came with all the case candy too

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Gold%20Cup%201978/DSCN2810-1.jpg

Ky Larry
September 3, 2010, 01:54 AM
Where's the range report? Inquiring minds want to know"How does she shoot?"

I think I have pistol envy.

Dr.Rob
September 3, 2010, 02:45 AM
Gorgeous!

owlhoot
September 3, 2010, 03:13 AM
I bought my Gold Cup in 75. It has been a great gun, and in all of those years of fairly heavy use, I have had but one small problem. The tiny pin that holds the rear sight in place is a fairly soft rolled pin. It will break in time and your rear sight will go flying. Might as well forstall the problem now by substituting a solid steel pin. You did good. The Cup looks new.

doc540
September 4, 2010, 08:52 PM
Smoked it up at the range today

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Gold%20Cup%201978/goldcup3-1.jpg

Geno
September 5, 2010, 01:16 AM
Very nice pistol! Congratulations!

Geno

bannockburn
September 5, 2010, 02:04 AM
I had one about 30 years ago as well. Super accurate shooter with one of the nicest triggers I've ever encountered on a factory Colt M1911 (not counting Colt's Custom Shop). First thing I did was replace that cheap roll pin for the rear sight (had one let go on a Colt Trooper Mk.III I also had at the time), with a section of a drill bit I had on hand. Worked fine after that, though it was very particular about the ammo I used in it. Definitely preferred 185 gr. semi-wadcutter rounds over all else; if it was match ammo, all the better. It would function fine with 230 gr. hardball, but for best results in the accuracy department (and that's the reason why I bought it in the first place), 185's were the best choice.

SwampWolf
September 5, 2010, 01:56 PM
Mine much prefers the 185 grain semi-wadcutters too (in terms of accuracy).

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