Colt Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $1530

LSB#: 220516HE025

Make: Colt

Model: Gold Cup National Match Mark IV Series ’80

Serial Number: FN06046

Year of Manufacture: 1984 (

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol.

Markings: The right side of the slide is marked “GOLD CUP / NATIONAL MATCH” with a trophy. The left side of the slide is marked “SERIES ’80 COLT MK IV / GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH” with a rampant Colt logo. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / FN06046”. There is a “VP” in triangle proof on the left side of the trigger guard along with “L”, the right of the trigger guard is marked “4”. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO. N.M.-“.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a custom serrated ramped blade that is fixed to the finely serrated top rib of the slide, it has been painted orange by a previous owner. The rear sight is an Elliason square notch sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut panels with gold Colt medallions. There are some scattered little marks on the bottom faces. There are some light handling marks but the checkering is mostly strong. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Fine-Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

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 96% of its metal finish. This pistol has a full-length guide rod. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are a few scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish on the matte surfaces. There is thinning on some of the edges. There are some little spots of surface oxidation on the left side of the frame at the slide stop pin. There are a few little nicks on some of the edges. The markings are clear. The screwheads have some tool marks. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has very little play with the frame. The trigger is light and crisp. There is a Series 80 firing-pin block safety. We did not fire this handgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single 7-round Colt 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 later Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match pistols made in 1984. The pistol is in Fine condition, appearing to have seen gentle and responsible use. Whether you’re looking for a great 1911-style target pistol or want to add a Gold Cup National Match to your collection, this is a nice old pony. Please see our photos and good luck!

Colt Series '80 Gold Cup National Match 1911 .45 ACP 5" Semi-Auto Pistol
Colt Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Semi-Auto Pistol