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    Junior Member Good2GoNC is on a distinguished road

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    Gold Cup Series 80 SS National Match

    I picked up a Colt Gold Cup Series 80 National Match 1911 today that appears to be closed to unfired. No box but did get two 8 round Colt mags. The only mark I can find on the gun is the "idiot" mark on the frame. This was a trade in and I have no idea of the age but am guessing it is mid 90's ? The serial number is SN0915_E.

    I paid around $750 for this pistol including our states sales tax. Wondering what the general consensus might be about the price and the model in particular.

    Thanks in advance

    Last edited by Good2GoNC; 06-24-2009 at 08:03 PM.

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    Senior Member Seamore2001 is on a distinguished road

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    My first post to the forum -

    Sounds like a good price. You paid the same for yours as my Colt S80 SS 1911 Gold Cup cost from a pawn shop close to 10 years ago. Mine came in the box (w/ cardboard cover around blue box), is around early/mid-90s, and appeared next-to-unfired, and unmarked with the exception of the faint idiot mark. Congrats!

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    E I believe means "enhanced". You gun has features that customizers were doing to competition guns. Sometime early in the 90's was when Colt started doing this. Also about the same time the guns started bing shipped in blue hard cases. Yours was probably shipped with originally with both a 7 round and 8 round mag., both a hardball and lighter wadcutter recoil spring ( I believe the lighter spring was colored) and the Colt rounded screwdriver plus bushing wrench. Nice gun and nice price.

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    Hello Good2GoNC,
    Congratulations! Have half a one and when it was whole it was fantastic. FYI keep an eye for cracks running from the bottom edges of the trigger cutout in the frame, along the sides where the trigger guard and frame join and under into the cutout in the bottom of the trigger guard. Happened to me, probably very rare, FWIW.
    rhtwist

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    Junior Member Good2GoNC is on a distinguished road

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    Thanks

    Hope to get it to the range tomorrow. I am going to buy a heavier spring so I can do 230 FMJ and some various JHP ammo.

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    Senior Member rhtwist is on a distinguished road

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    IIRC the standard weight spring 16 lbs. is correct.
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    I called Colt today and the lady (VERY Pleasant), said this Colt was mfg'd in 1994 and it is a Model 05070E.

    Not sure what all that Model entails as it is not listed on the Colt website.


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    Hello GunsRUs,
    I had/have a 1995 Colt Gold Cup National Match Series IV Enhanced. My main difference from a regular Gold Cup NM was that the hammer was elongated commander style instead of the spur hammer, it had a extended grip safety instead of the regular tang safety, there was a cutout under the trigger guard and it had grooves down the front of the grip frame. The rest appeared the same, although mine was a Bright Stainless complete except for the matte top of slide. Steel trigger with the problemsome extra plunger and spring. Shot great right out of the box, until the frame cracked as previously described. Wish it hadn't cracked!!
    rhtwist


 

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