Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced Stainless .45 1911, 1994 ATF C&R

SOLD FOR:1,133.99

WOA#: WY240415AS002

Make: Colt

Model: Series ’80 MK IV Gold Cup National Match Enhanced

Serial Number: SN10460E

Year of Manufacture: 1994 (, ATF C&R
Colt, National Match semiautomatic pistols, all S/Ns, in original configuration.

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazine

Markings: The right side of the slide is marked ”GOLD CUP / NATIONAL MATCH” and with a trophy cup. 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 “M” and the left is marked “VP” in triangle with “2”. 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 Elliason target sight adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece checkered black rubber wraparound with silver-colored Colt medallions. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is well defined. There are no rips or tears. 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. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are several scattered minor nicks, scuffs and small scratches. There are a few tiny spots of discoloration around the trigger guard. The action shows minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good-Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has minor play to the frame. 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 manual, cable lock, and a single 7-round magazine.

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, beavertail grip safety, and a skeletonized hammer. This one has light wear consistent with responsible 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!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

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