Colt MK IV Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match .45 ACP 5” 1911 Pistol 1993

SOLD FOR: $1,300

WOA#: WY240311WOA025

Make: Colt

Model: Series ‘80 MK IV Gold Cup National Match

Serial#: SN05984E

Year of Manufacture: 1993 (

Caliber/Gauge: .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 an engraving of 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 has the serial number “SN05984E”. The barrel is marked “COLT .45 AUTO. N.M.″.

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 a fully adjustable rectangular notch sight with a white outline of the notch and a serrated face. The top of the rib is serrated and the top of the slide is matte finished for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip:  The grips are rubber overmolded with silver Colt Medallions in their centers and wrap around front strap. There is light handling wear. There are no rips or tears.  Overall the grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish.  There are a few scattered light marks. The sides of the slide, mainly on the polished sides have a few scuffs and scratches.  There is a defined “idiot” mark on the frame.  There is mild operation wear on the action.  The screwheads are sharp.  There is some minor oxidation on the grip safety.   The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is snug. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, it may need a thorough cleaning to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This pistol included its Colt Blue Snap case, Owner’s manual, and a total of two magazines in Excellent condition.  One has a Colt branded baseplate and the other has a Shaw polymer buttplate.

Our Assessment: This Colt MK IV Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match .45 ACP 5″ 1911 Pistol from 1993 represents a pinnacle of craftsmanship and accuracy in the 1911 platform. Bearing the prestigious Gold Cup National Match designation, this pistol is designed specifically for competitive shooting, offering exceptional accuracy and reliability. The 5-inch barrel provides a balance of maneuverability and sight radius, allowing shooters to achieve precise shot placement even under demanding conditions.

Built on Colt’s renowned Series ’80 platform, this pistol features enhancements such as an extended beavertail grip safety and an adjustable target trigger, enabling shooters to tailor the firearm to their preferences for improved ergonomics and trigger control. The .45 ACP chambering delivers ample stopping power, making it suitable for both competition and self-defense applications. With its timeless design and proven performance, the Colt MK IV Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match remains a favorite among discerning shooters and collectors alike.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Colt MK IV Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match .45 ACP 5” 1911 Pistol 1993
Colt MK IV Series ’80 Gold Cup National Match .45 ACP 5” 1911 Pistol 1993