SOLD FOR: $1725
Model: Gold Cup Trophy, 05070X
Serial Number: GCT48166
Year of Manufacture: 1997-2010s
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol Fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked ”COLT GOLD CUP TROPHY 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. / GCT48166”. The barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO N.M.-“. The left side of the trigger guard is marked with the “VP” proof and “A”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade that is dovetailed to the front of the slide, it has been painted yellow. The rear sight is a Colt branded Bo-Mar-Style square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base dovetailed 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 black composite with grooves and silver-colored medallions. There are a few light handling marks. There are one or two tiny nicks, most noticeable on the right panel towards the bottom. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original Finish, some aftermarket parts have been installed.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some scattered little scuffs on the matte portions that have caused smooth spots, most noticeable on the frontstrap. There are some draglines and light streaks on the polished portions. There is some discoloration on the grip safety. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is tight. The trigger is crisp. This pistol has a firing pin block safety. 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 a serial-matching label, a manual, spare recoil spring, and a 7-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, composite grips, ambidextrous extended thumb safeties, and a full length guide rod. This example appears to have seen some standard use and is definitely ready for more! This pistol is ready to hit the range, add to your 1911 collection, or both. Please see our photos and good luck!