Model: Gold Cup
Serial Number: FN04923
Year of Manufacture: 1980’s
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi Auto, Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Series 80 Colt MK IV / Gold Cup National Match”, the right side is marked “Gold Cup / National Match”. The right side of the frame is marked “”Colt’s Pt. F.A. Mfg. Co. Hartford Conn., U.S.A. / FN04923”. The bottom of the magazine is marked “Colt / 45 Auto”, and “M”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “VP in a triangle and “S”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with an “Elliason” rear sight and fixed front sight. Both are factory
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are sharply checkered wood with Colt medallions. The grips rate in about LNIB overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is minor fouling at the breech. This pistol does not look like it has been fired since it left the factory.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are two small nicks in the top of the slide ahead of the ejection port. There is a tiny scratch on the left side of the grip safety and a few small scratches on the hammer. This gun has not been out of its box much since production. The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent and LNIB condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Thee original box is included with all of its paperwork still taped into position. The hang tag is present and there is a bushing wrench in an envelope. The box end flap matches the description and serial number of the pistol. The box has some finish loss on its top and bottom and some creasing and wear. The box is in Good plus overall condition.
Our Assessment: This is a remarkable offering. The best pistol ever made (save perhaps the Series '70), in the best condition imaginable for a 30 year old gun. The winning bidder on this auction will be a happy individual.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is not on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” and can only be transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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