SOLD FOR: $1426
Model: Gold Cup National Match Frame with .22 Conversion Unit
Serial Numbers: 70N76730
Year of Manufacture: The frame was made in 1979 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup), the Conversion Unit was made post-1970.
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action, Floating-Chamber, Semi-Automatic with Exposed Hammer (no magazine included)
Markings: The left of the slide is marked “CONVERSION / UNIT”, “COLT”, “AUTOMATIC / CAL. 22 L.R.” and with a rampant colt logo. The right of the slide is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. The right of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and “70N76730”. The barrel is marked “COLT / CAL. 22 L.R.”. The left of the trigger guard has a “VP” in triangle and “F”, the right has “P”.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the front of the slide’s solid rib, the rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base pinned to the rear of the rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered laminate wood with smooth diamonds around the grip screws, smooth borders and Pachmayr medallions. 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: Blue
Finish Originality: The Conversion Unit’s finish appears original, the frame has been refinished. The Conversion Unit is not original to the frame.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains approximately 95% of its current metal finish. The conversion unit has generally strong finish with a few scattered minor nicks, scratches, and light operational wear. The frame has a patch of wear in the front of the trigger guard, infrequent minor surface oxidation and light operational wear. There is scraping under the finish along the top-right edge of the frame, some tool marks under the finish around the pin heads on the right of the frame and infrequent minor erosion under the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good-plus condition as assembled and partially refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp and the slide has very little play to the frame. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue plastic Colt case with a .22 Conversion Unit manual. Please note, no magazine is included with this pistol.
Our Assessment: This is an interesting pistol assembled with a Colt Gold Cup National Match frame and a Colt .22 L.R. Conversion Unit slide assembly. The result is a nice rimfire target pistol with a great trigger. The pistol has been equipped with a good looking set of Pachmayr grip scales and the frame has been refinished, so it still looks great. This custom 1911 .22 should make a fun plinker for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!