SOLD FOR: $2825
Model: Gold Cup Trophy, 05073XE
Serial Number: GV017262
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2012-2020
Caliber: .38 Super
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked ”COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL”. The left side of the slide is marked “COLT GOLD CUP / -TROPHY-” and with a trophy cup. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / GV017262”. The barrel is marked “-COLT SUPER 38 AUTO N.M.-“. The left of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle and “B”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a red fiber-optic insert dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a Colt branded Bo-Mar-Style square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base pinned to the rear of the slide. The top of the slide has a matte finish for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered blue and black G10 panels with Colt logos in the middle and smooth diamonds around the grip screws. The top diamond on the left panel is interrupted by a thumb-groove at the magazine release. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. 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 99% of its metal finish. There is minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is tight. The trigger is crisp. 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 box with serial-matching label, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual, cable lock, and a single 9-round magazine.
Our Assessment: The Gold Cup Trophy is a modern incarnation of the original Gold Cup National Match pistols. In addition to the original features of an adjustable target sight and adjustable trigger, this pistol features stainless steel construction, a skeletonized hammer, beavertail grip safety, under-cut trigger guard, beveled magazine well integral to its checkered flat mainspring housing, and G10 grips. This example appears to have spent more time in its included box than out, showing little sign of use. This pistol is ready to hit the range, add to your 1911 collection, or both. Please see our photos and good luck!