SOLD FOR: $3,250.00
Model: Gold Cup Commander National Match
Serial Number: GM01307
Year of Manufacture: 1992 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
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” with an engraving of a trophy cup. The left side of the slide is marked “GOLD CUP COMMANDER” 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 “5” and the left is marked “g” and “VP” in triangle. The top of the rear sight is marked “ELLIASON”. The rear of the firing pin plate is marked “1”. The underside of the slide is marked “S”. The inside of the slide stop is marked “S1”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/4”
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 grips are wraparound textured black rubber with silver Colt medallions. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. The grips are in Excellent overall 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 97% of its metal finish. The surfaces have scattered light scuffs and scrapes with the bright polish tending to drown out the marks in good lighting. The grip screws have light tool marks in the slots, but sharp edges. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is tight with only a 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 an assortment of factory paperwork including manual, a steel bushing wrench which is marked “COLT / AUTOMATIC / PISTOLS” and with a rampant colt, and a cardboard Colt sleeve with serial-matching label. The box is in Excellent condition with no notable wear or damage. The sleeve has had the leaf with the label tear off, but the leaf is included and there is light wear at the edges and corners, in about Good overall condition.
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. This one is the Gold Cup Commander, with a shorter 4 1/4″ barrel and stainless steel finish. It 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!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.