SOLD FOR: $2775
Model: Royal Gold Cup National Match Talo Distributor Exclusive, 05870RBG, No. 131 of 250
Serial Number: RBG131
Year of Manufacture: 2014, ATF C&R (https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/undefined/curios-and-relics-list-2018/download)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Fed by Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “NATIONAL MATCH”, “COLT”, and “AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE .45”. The right of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” with the serial number. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT .45 AUTO N.M.-“. The left of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle and “L”, the right side is marked “G”. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT’S MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed into the front of the slide. The rear sight is a Bomar-style square notch target sight dovetailed into the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The special edition grips are checkered fancy walnut with smooth portions at the top and bottom and inlaid gold rampant colts. There are light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. The action shows 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 is snug to the frame and the trigger is crisp. This pistol was made with a firing pin block safety. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories:
-Blue plastic Colt case with serial-matching label.
-Factory paperwork including manual.
-Single 7-round magazine.
Our Assessment: Colt’s 1911 served the United States military through two World Wars and several other conflicts, is still in use by some units today, and has become popular with law enforcement, competitors, and recreational shooters across the nation. The design has seen some updates including a firing-pin block safety, higher profile sights, and more ergonomic grips, but the basic design and fantastic trigger remain the same after more than a century. This is an example of the 1911 which was made by Colt as an exclusive limited edition for Talo Distributor’s Inc. and they only made 250. This model features a royal blue polished slide, fancy walnut grips, a retro roll marked slide, flat mainspring housing, and front strap serrations. The pistol is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its box than out. The pistol comes in its original box with factory paperwork. If you’re looking for a new 1911 or a limited edition to add to a Colt collection, this is a great pistol. Please see our photos and good luck!