SOLD FOR: $1900
Model: Series ‘80 MK IV Gold Cup National Match
Year of Manufacture: 2013 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup) C&R (https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/undefined/curios-and-relics-list-2018/download)
Caliber/Gauge: .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” and with an engraving of a trophy cup. The left side of the slide is marked “SERIES ’80 COLT MK IV / GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH” 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 has the serial number “FN101461”. The barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO N.M.-“. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in a triangle and “l”. The right side of the trigger guard is marked with “J”. The rear sight is marked with a Colt logo on the left and a rampant colt logo on the top.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is an Colt branded Bo-Mar style square notch sight adjustable for windage and elevation dovetailed to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip is a one-piece checkered black rubber wraparound grip with silver-colored Colt medallions. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of light handling marks and faint operational wear. The screwheads have a few light marks in the bottoms of their sharp slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit has light play. 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 a serial matching box, manual, cable lock and a single 8-round magazine.
Our Assessment: Introduced as an off-the-shelf target pistol, Colt’s Gold Cup National Match 1911s have been a benchmark standard of quality for decades. There have been some variations since their introduction in the late ’50s, the Series ’70 introduced a collet barrel bushing, series ’80 a firing pin safety, and newer models offered various combinations of features, grips, and sights. This is one of the more recent Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match pistols made in 2013. The pistol is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its included box than out. Whether you’re looking for a great target 1911 or an addition to a Colt collection, this is the choice for you. Please see our photos and good luck!