SOLD FOR: $2,825.00
Model: Series ’80 MK IV Gold Cup National Match Enhanced
Serial Number: SN09632E
Year of Manufacture: 1994 (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”. The left side of the slide is marked “SERIES ’80 COLT MK IV / GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH” 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 with a “5” and the left is marked “B” and “VP” in triangle. The top of the rear sight is marked “ELLIASON”.
Barrel Length: 5”
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 grip is a wraparound pebble-textured black rubber Hogue grip with finger grooves. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. The grip is in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
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 95% of its metal finish. The surfaces have scattered light scuffs and scratches including a scratch under the slide stop from reassembly. The right of the frame has a patch of scraping above and behind the trigger, partially covered by the grips. The serrations and screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is tight with very 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 only the serial matchinging labeled ear of its cardboard sleeve, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual, bushing wrench, extra recoil spring, one flush-fit stainless Colt 7-round magazine and one extended Ramline 10-round magazine. The box has some scattered light scuffs on the exterior, in about Fine condition. The magazines show minimal wear, in about Fine-plus 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. The Enhanced model also has an under-cut trigger guard, allowing for a slightly higher grip. This one 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 C&R eligible handgun CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CANNOT 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.
For more information go to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov