Colt Gold Cup National Match

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  1. BBBBB

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    Bought a Series 80 Colt MK IV
    Gold Cup National Match from a friend who is liquidating part of his collection of guns. I don't think it's ever been shot. Only thing I don't have is the original bill of sale. Screenshot_20210511-171002_Gallery.jpg
     
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  2. Lineman65

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    That’s a lovely pistol! Congratulations. It’s great to be reminded of how nice a 1911 looks without the ubiquitous beaver tail.
     
  3. doubleh

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    Nice. I bought a series 70 in the mid ‘70’s but I gave it away earlier this year. This is not the equivelant of “ I lost mine in a boating accident”. I actually gave it away.
     
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    Now if we could ditch the trigger, the adjustable sights, the shiny finish and the lowered port it would...... Lol Just kidding. Looks like you got yourself a sweet deal. I have two pistols that are decades old and have never been fired after proofing. Kind of the same feeling you get when buying a new car.
     
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    Very nice. I had a Gold Cup back in the 90's which I foolishly let me ex talk me into selling early in our marriage to fund a vacation. I've been kicking myself since.
     
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    Except that cars smell good only when they're new and guns only smell good after a day at the range. ;)
     
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    Nice and enjoy it, may it bring you many happy days on the range. I have a thing about the Series 70 Colt models and have several of them and enjoy shooting all of them including several Gold Cup versions. Enjoy!

    Ron
     
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    Very nice, you did really well with what looks to be a NIB stainless Gold Cup! I would like to add a blued model some day to go with the rest of my Colts in .45 ACP.
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  9. ms6852

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    Congratulations on your purchase.
     
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    Congrats.

    I bought a new blue NM a few years ago. I have only shot it about 4k times. I havent cleaned or even disassembled it. Still waiting on it to start malfunctioning. Hasn't choked yet.
     
  11. Otto

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    Hopefully, CZ's acquisition of Colt will result in an increase of quality.
     
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    In all the difficulty in finding guns I was lucky recently to find that a LGS here had a NIB Series 70 blued Gold Cup. Always had one of those on the list and I jumped on it. Have not had a chance to shoot it much but very happy to have found one, congrats to you on your find.
     
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    Every now and then we find one like that. What I would like is a Series 70 in 9mm. I have one in 38 Super but would like a 9mm to sort of round things out. :) Nice find! I just lucked into a few extra origins Colt magazines for the 38 Super. I've had the gun for years.

    Ron
     
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  14. wgp

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    Same shop had a NIB 6" Model 57 and a Model 66. It's become an expensive place to visit.
     
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    My local shop knows me and the type guns I gravitate towards. When they get something in they know I would be interested in they call me. :) This is especially true with hand guns. :)

    Ron
     
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    every addict has a dealer ;)
     
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