my favorite Colt 1911... colt custom shop Gold Cup
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    my favorite Colt 1911... colt custom shop Gold Cup

    have had her since early to mid 80's, I haven't seen any like her but I have shot her alot...custom grips by knifemaker Darrel Ralph -it is likely my favorite -Love this gun!
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    Very nice combo!

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    Very nice. Both the gun and the knife.

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    tallpaul, The reason you may not have seen another like yours, is that it appears to possibly be one of the limited run of electroless nickle Gold Cups Colt ran through the Custom Shop, back just before the Series 80s were introduced, IIRC. If it is one of those, it would have come in a regular Colt woodgrain cardboard box with a greenish/yellowish Colt Custom Shop sticker on the end, noting the electroless finish and any other non standard features. I saw some GCs from that run that had non standard things like drop-in beavertail grip safeties, ambi-safeties, and a few with horizontal serrations on the front of the trigger guard. Colt also did Aces and Government models, and I have seen a photo of a Commander that reportedly has that finish. I had one of the Government models with the electroless finish, but no other special features. All I saw were very nicely finished, and I wondered at the time if the base guns were specially selected for the plating process, as some of my blued Colt guns from that era were not so nice....


 

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