SOLD FOR: $2526
Model: National Match Gold Cup
Year of Manufacture: 2010 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup) C&R (https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/undefined/curios-and-relics-list-2018/download)
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 features a Rampant Colt Logo. The grips are marked “COLT”. 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.” and features the serial number “RSG393”. The right side of the trigger guard is marked with a poorly stamped proof. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO N.M.-”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade integrated at the end of the barrel. The rear sight is a windage and elevation adjustable serrated Elliason square dovetailed onto the rear end of the slide. The top of the slide is serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grips are two piece unique classic walnut checkered wood grips with stainless hex screws. They have some minor factory handling and inspection wear but nothing of note. There are no chips or cracks. Overall the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Royal High Bright Stainless with Jeweled hammer
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some routine wear from past handling, inspection and storage. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. 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: The pistol comes with a detachable magazine. It is marked “45 ACP” on the left side, and features a Rampant Colt Logo on the bottom adjacent to the marking “COLT/ 45 AUTO”. It features 5 holes to view casings. There is some minor wear but the clip remains in Excellent condition. Also included is the original box with corresponding serial number, foam inserts, instructions, 2 orange pistol plugs, NRA application, a “National Match Royal Stainless Gold Cup .45 One of 400” note from TALO, a Colt branded bushing wrench and padlock with keys. The box and tools are in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This Colt National Match Gold Cup Semi-Automatic handgun takes .45 ACP rounds and has a royal stainless steel finish. It was produced in 2010 with a design that pays homage to the famous Gold Cup series of competition handguns produced in the 1970s. This handgun is considered a C&R. Goodluck on your bid!