Sold For: $2,975.00
Model: MKIV Series 70 Gold Cup National Match
Serial Number: 70N79694
Year of Manufacture: Post 1976 – ATF C&R Listed
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT’S MK IV / SERIES ’70 / GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH / 45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER” followed by the Rampant Colt emblem. The right side of the slide is marked “GOLD CUP / NATIONAL MATCH”. The left side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / 70N79694”. The top right of the trigger guard is marked with a “Z”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked with an “0” and a “P”. The exposed portion of the barrel is marked “COLT .45 AUTO N.M. / MK.IV/SERIES ‘70”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front and rear sight are Factory Colt Gold Cup National Match Elliason Sight set.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood with Colt medallions. The grips are sharp. No Chips, No cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Electroless Nickel
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 99% of its metal finish. There is a small mark on the side of the frame at the takedown lever. There are light marks to the barrel from normal cycling and showing clear. This is a bright e-nickel finish, almost appears like a bright nickel at first glance. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are Clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the Factory box, heavily worn and missing a flap, yet still bearing the factory end label verifying that the gun is a Custom shop order and the finish is “Elecroless Nickel”. Colt Paperwork has been removed from the foam. The top of the box has the original price tag sticker from the gunshop for $550.00
Our Assessment: The Colt 1911 is the best gun ever made. The gun has been presented to presidents, carried by Medal of Honor recipients and Generals since about 1912. It is used to this day in competition and on duty. There has never been a more effective or reliable platform built for a semi-auto pistol, explaining why the pistol is issued to this day, 106 years after invention. The series 70’s are probably the most highly regarded of all the 1911’s. The finish is extremely rare and to have such a high condition with original box makes this pistol even more Special.