SOLD FOR: $3125
Model: Gold Cup Trophy Lite, O5073GCL
Year of Manufacture: Circa 2012-2021
Caliber: .38 Super
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked ”COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL”. The left side of the slide is marked “COLT GOLD CUP / -TROPHY-” and has the outline of a trophy cup. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / GV002738”. The barrel is marked “-COLT SUPER 38 AUTO NM-“. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” proof and “A”. The grip panels are marked “COLT”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a red fiber-optic rod dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a Colt branded Bo-Mar-Style square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base pinned to the rear of the slide. The top of the slide has a matte finish for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grips are two-piece checkered grey and black G10 panels with smooth diamonds around the grip screws. The top diamond on the left panel is interrupted by a thumb-groove at the magazine release. 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.
Type of Finish: Blue and Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore, but there are a few spots of stubborn fouling that should clean up easily.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is 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 to frame fit is snug. The single-action trigger is crisp. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, it may need a thorough cleaning to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: The pistol comes with its serial matched box, a single 9-round magazine, a Colt marked cloth to wrap the pistol in, a pad-lock with key and a user manual.
Our Assessment: This Colt Gold Cup Trophy Lite is a single-action semi-automatic pistol chambered for .38 Super cartridges. The pistol is a modern variant of John Browning’s iconic Model 1911 handgun which is specifically designed for competitive shooting. In addition to the original M1911 features, the gun has adjustable target sights and an adjustable trigger. Furthermore, this specific variant features stainless steel construction, a skeletonized hammer, beavertail grip safety, under-cut trigger guard, and G10 grips. This gun has minimal handling wear, it is beautifully finished, has an ergonomic design and is mechanically sound. For fans of Colt and competitive target shooting, this is a prime option. Good luck on your bid!