SOLD FOR: $1800.01
Model: Gold Cup National Match Mark IV Series ’80, Enhanced
Serial Number: SN13058E
Year of Manufacture: 1994 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup), ATF C&R
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol.
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked “GOLD CUP / NATIONAL MATCH” with a trophy. The left side of the slide is marked “SERIES ’80 COLT MK IV / GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH” with a rampant Colt logo. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / SN13058E”. There is a “VP” in triangle proof on the left side of the trigger guard along with “B”, the right of the trigger guard is marked “5”. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO. N.M.-“. The top of the rear sight is marked “ELLIASON”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade that is fixed to the finely serrated top rib of the slide. The rear sight is an square notch that is adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece textured black rubber wraparound grip with silver-colored Colt medallions on each side. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
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 97% of its metal finish. The action shows light operational wear. There are a few scattered light scuffs and scratches, most notable at the front of the right slide flat. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has very little play to the frame. The trigger is light and crisp. There is a Series 80 firing-pin block safety. We did not fire this handgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories:
-Blue plastic Colt box.
-Factory paperwork including manual.
-Total of one 7-round Colt magazine.
Our Assessment: Introduced as an off-the-shelf target pistol, Colt’s Gold Cup National Match 1911s have been a benchmark standard of quality for decades. There have been some variations since their introduction in the late ’50s, the Series ’70 introduced a collet barrel bushing, series ’80 a firing pin safety, and newer models offered various combinations of features, grips and sights. This is one of the later Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match pistols with a firing pin safety, Elliason sight pinned to its ribbed slide, and stainless steel construction. It is an Enhanced model which went above and beyond the standard Gold Cups with under-cut trigger guard, beavertail grip safety, skeletonized hammer and trigger, beveled magazine well and flared ejection port. The pistol is in Fine-Excellent condition, showing signs of light and responsible use. Whether you’re looking for a great 1911-style target pistol or want to add a Gold Cup National Match to your collection, this will make a nice addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!