SOLD FOR: $2475
Model: Gold Cup Trophy Lite, O5073GCL
Serial Number: GV017547
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 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 with a trophy cup. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / GV017547”. The barrel is marked “-COLT SUPER 38 AUTO NM-“. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” proof and “W”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade with a red fiber-optic insert 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. The top of the slide has a matte finish for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered blue and black G10 panels with Colt logos in the middle and 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: Stainless Steel
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 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. This pistol does not have a firing pin block safety. The slide-to-frame fit is snug. The 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 & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue plastic Colt case with a serial-matching label, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual, cable lock, and a single 9-round Colt magazine. One of the case clasps is broken and does not function properly.
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, beavertail grip safety, under-cut trigger guard, and G10 grips. This example appears to have spent more time in its included box than out, it still has the factory warning tag on the trigger guard! This pistol is ready to hit the range, add to your 1911 collection, or both. Please see our photos and good luck!