SOLD FOR: $1975
Model: Gold Cup Commander National Match Custom Edition, 107 of 1000
Serial Number: GCC0107
Year of Manufacture: 1990 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
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 / Custom Edition” 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 “Y” and the left is marked “2”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/4” Magna Ported
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the full-length rib on the top of the slide. The rear sight is a white outlined target sight for adjustable 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 smooth diamonds around the grip screws. There are a few nicks to the peaks of the checkered but the checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Fine condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few little spots of erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 93% of its metal finish. While the gun is stainless there is pitting on the frame, heaviest under the slide stop and on the right by the magazine release, there is lighter erosion on the dust cover and under the grips. There is some erosion on the guide rod. There is some pitting on the firing pin plate. There is some erosion on the bottom of the chamber, barrel lug, and link. The lug looks rewelded. The front sight is eroded. The grip and thumb safeties are aftermarket. The magazine release has erosion. The firing pin block safety has been removed. The ejector has been removed. The action shows light operational wear. The grip screws have strong sockets. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly but the thumb safety does not engage fully and the ejector has been removed. The grip and thumb safeties are aftermarket. The firing pin block safety has been removed. 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 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 some wear but can serve as a basis for a custom build. Please see our photos and good luck!