Colt MKIV Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match 05870E .45 ACP 5″ Pistol C&R

Sold For: $1,325.00

LSB#: 220602HE022

Make: Colt

Model: Gold Cup National Match Mark IV Series ’80, No. 05870E

Serial Number: FN11468E

Year of Manufacture: 1997 (, ATF C&R (

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. / FN11468E”. There is a “VP” in triangle proof on the left side of the trigger guard along with “A”, the right of the trigger guard is marked “F”. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO. N.M.-“.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade that is fixed to the finely serrated top rib of the slide. The rear sight is an Elliason square notch that is adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece checkered black rubber wraparound with silver 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 grip is in about 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 87% of its metal finish. There is pitting and erosion on the left side of the slide at the front. There is thinning and finish loss on the backstrap and grip safety. There are some scattered scuffs that have thinned the finish. There is thinning on the top of the slide. There is thinning or finish loss at most edges. There are a few spots of discoloration from previous oxidation. There are nicks and dings on the rear sight. There is discoloration on the hammer. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is a light takedown mark. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has very little play to the frame. The trigger is light and crisp. 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: Included is a serial matching case with a 7-round magazine, spare recoil spring, and manual.

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 1997. The pistol is in Very Good condition, appearing to have seen some use but still has a nice bore and good mechanics. 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 MKIV Series '80 Gold Cup National Match 05870E .45 ACP 5" Pistol C&R
Colt MKIV Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match 05870E .45 ACP 5″ Pistol C&R