SOLD FOR: $1,675.00
Model: Series ’80 MK IV Gold Cup National Match
Serial Number: FN101988
Year of Manufacture: 2014 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked ”GOLD CUP / NATIONAL MATCH” and with a trophy cup. The left side of the slide is marked “SERIES ’80 COLT MK IV / GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH” with the rampant Colt logo. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and with the serial number. The barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO N.M.-“. The right side of the trigger guard is marked “I” and the left is marked “L” and “VP” in triangle. The top of the rear sight is marked with a rampant colt, the left is marked “COLT”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the full-length rib on the top of the slide. The rear sight is a Colt Bomar-style target sight adjustable for windage and elevation dovetailed to the top of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered rosewood panels with smooth diamonds around the grip screws and gold Colt medallions in their centers. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is tight with only barely perceptible play. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, it may need a thorough cleaning to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue plastic Colt case with serial-matching label, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual, cable lock, bushing wrench and a pair of 8-round blued Colt magazines, all in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: Colt Gold Cup National Match pistols were the benchmark standard for a .45 Auto target pistol for decades. With hand-fitted parts, match grade barrels and bushings, adjustable target sights and a wider trigger adjustable for over-travel, they came from Colt’s factory with upgrades you could spend more than the price of the pistol to have done by a gunsmith on a standard 1911. This one is in Excellent condition, looking for all the world like it was purchased and put away, with only faint handling marks. It comes with just about everything it did brand new and is ready to join a Colt collection or hit the range to be broken in. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible handgun CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.