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Colt Gold Cup

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by archigos, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. archigos

    archigos Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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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