Colt Gold Cup Commander National Match 1911 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, C&R

SOLD FOR: $3125

LSB#: 210811HE15

Make: Colt

Model: Gold Cup Commander National Match

Serial Number: GM01074

Year of Manufacture: 1992 (, ATF C&R “Colt, National Match semiautomatic pistols, all S/Ns, in original configuration.”

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” with an engraving of a trophy cup. The left side of the slide is marked “GOLD CUP COMMANDER” 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 “1” and the left is marked “N” and “VP” in triangle. The top of the rear sight is marked “ELLIASON”.

Barrel Length: 4 1/4”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the full-length rib on the top of the slide. The rear sight is an adjustable Elliason target sight for windage and elevation pinned to the rib. The top of the rib is serrated and the top of the slide is matte finished for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are custom checkered wood panels with faux-ivory inserts at their bottoms and Colt logos in the middle. 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 as not original to the gun.

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. There is some light scuffing in the brushed flats, most notable on the right-front of the slide. There are a few scattered minor marks in the matte finished areas. The action shows light operational wear. The grip screws have strong sockets. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit has minor play. This pistol has a Series 80-style firing pin block. 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 with a single 8-round Colt magazine.

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 the Gold Cup Commander, with a shorter 4 1/4? barrel and stainless steel finish. It has light wear consistent with infrequent use and long-term storage. The lucky winner will likely have a pistol just as accurate as when this pistol first left the factory. Please see our photos and good luck!

Colt Gold Cup Commander National Match 1911 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, C&R
Colt Gold Cup Commander National Match 1911 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, C&R