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Thanks to the Forum I DID It: 1978 Gold Cup

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by doc540, Sep 2, 2010.

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  1. doc540

    doc540 Member

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    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? :eek:

    Here's a quick pic:

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  2. HuntAndFish

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    It's a beauty.
     
  3. CatsEye

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    Sweet!
     
  4. Deltaboy1984

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    Very nice Colt!
     
  5. doc540

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    came with all the case candy too

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  6. Ky Larry

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    Where's the range report? Inquiring minds want to know"How does she shoot?"

    I think I have pistol envy.
     
  7. Dr.Rob

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    Gorgeous!
     
  8. owlhoot

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    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.
     
  9. doc540

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    Smoked it up at the range today

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    Very nice pistol! Congratulations!

    Geno
     
  11. bannockburn

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    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.
     
  12. SwampWolf

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    Mine much prefers the 185 grain semi-wadcutters too (in terms of accuracy).
     
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