Colt Series 80 MKIV Gold Cup National Match Stainless .45 ACP, ATF C&R

SOLD FOR: $2000

LSB#: 220420JR005

Make: Colt

Model: Series ’80 MK IV Gold Cup National Match Enhanced

Serial Number: SN09632E

Year of Manufacture: 1994 (

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazine (no magazine included)

Markings: The right side of the slide is marked ”GOLD CUP / NATIONAL MATCH”. 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 with the serial number. The barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO N.M.-“. The right side of the trigger guard is marked with a “5” and the left is marked “B” and “VP” in triangle. The top of the rear sight is marked “ELLIASON”.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the full-length rib on the top of the slide. The rear sight is an adjustable Elliason target sight for windage and elevation pinned to the rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a wraparound pebble-textured black rubber Hogue grip with finger grooves. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. The grip is in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The surfaces have scattered light scuffs and scratches including a scratch under the slide stop from reassembly. The right of the frame has a patch of scraping above and behind the trigger, partially covered by the grips. The serrations and screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good-plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is tight with very little 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 & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue plastic Colt box with only the serial matchinging labeled ear of its cardboard sleeve, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and one flush-fit stainless Colt 7-round magazine. The box has some scattered light scuffs on the exterior, in about Fine condition. The magazine shows minimal wear.

Our Assessment: Colt Gold Cup National Match pistols were the benchmark standard for a .45 Auto target pistol for decades. With hand-fitted parts, match grade barrels and bushings, adjustable target sights and a wider trigger adjustable for over-travel, they came from Colt’s factory with upgrades you could spend more than the price of the pistol to have done by a gunsmith on a standard 1911. The Enhanced model also has an under-cut trigger guard, allowing for a slightly higher grip.  This one has light wear consistent with infrequent use and long-term storage. The lucky winner will likely have a pistol just as accurate as when this pistol first left the factory. Please see our photos and good luck!

Colt Series 80 MKIV Gold Cup National Match Stainless .45 ACP, ATF C&R
Colt Series 80 MKIV Gold Cup National Match Stainless .45 ACP, ATF C&R