SOLD FOR: $1276
Model: Gold Cup Trophy, 05070X
Serial Number: GCT18709
Year of Manufacture: 2007 (https://www.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 ”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. / GCT18709”. The barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO N.M.-“. The left side of the trigger guard is marked with the “VP” proof and “5”, the right side is marked “T”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade that is dovetailed to the front of the slide. 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.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered grey G10 panels. 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: Bead Blasted Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: The surfaces were bead blasted outside the factory. The mainspring housing and thumb-safety are not original to the gun.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its current metal finish. There are a couple of spots of light surface oxidation, including one inside the trigger’s relief cut. The action shows minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screwheads have strong sockets. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Fine Plus condition as refinished.
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, and a total of two Colt magazines, one 7-round, one 8-round.
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, skeletonized trigger, beavertail grip safety, and has been updated with a bead-blast finish, beveled magazine well and ambidextrous thumb-safety. This example appears to have seen limited and responsible use, retaining a great bore and a crisp trigger pull! This pistol is ready to hit the range, add to your 1911 collection, or both. Please see our photos and good luck!