SOLD FOR: $1835
Model: Series ‘80 Mk. IV, Gold Cup National Match
Year of Manufacture: 1988, German proof mark “II” and Colt’s Serial Number lookup (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup), C&R
Caliber/Gauge: .45 ACP
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Single Action Pistol with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SERIES ‘80 COLT MK IV / GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH” and has an adjacent Rampant Colt logo. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “Q” and has an upside down triangle marked “VP”. The right side of the slide is marked “GOLD CUP / NATIONAL MATCH” adjacent to a trophy. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”, features the serial number “SN14179” and has three German proofs above the trigger including the date code “II”. The right side of the trigger guard is marked “Kett”. The grips feature two golden colored medallions with the Rampant Colt logo.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a pinned blade at the front end of the slide. The rear sight is a windage and elevation adjustable Elliason square notch pinned to the slide. The slide is serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grips are checkered wood. There are some marks from past storage and handling but nothing significant. The checkering is sharp. There are no cracks or chips. Overall the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 98% of its finish. There are some scattered handling and storage marks. Notably there is scratch under the slide lock, some minor wear on the serrated portion of the slide and on the bottom of the frame. There are a few minor scratches near the muzzle. The markings are clear. The screheads have some toolmarks but remain serviceable. Overall this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is snug. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, it may need a thorough cleaning to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: There is a magazine included. The magazine has some light operational wear. It has 5 holes on each side to view any inserted rounds and a slot on the right side. The bottom of the magazine is marked with the Rampant Colt logo and “COLT / 45 AUTO”, “M” and “S”. The magazine is in Overall Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This Colt 1911, series 80 mk. IV Gold Cup National Match is .45 ACP Semi-Automatic pistol with detachable magazine. The pistol was sold in West Germany in the waning days of the Cold War, evidenced by the German proof marks on the frame. This pistol is considered a Curio and Relic by the ATF. It is designed for competitive shooting but can also serve your home defense needs. Goodluck on your bid, you do not want to miss out on this one!