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1978 Gold Cup

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by doc540, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. bac1023

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    Absolutely beautiful. I love them. :hearts:

    I've got one 11 years older, before the guns were marked "Gold Cup" and before the series 70 began.


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  2. carguy2244

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    That's so shiny I need sunglasses to look at it.
     
  3. dnuggett

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    Beautiful gun. It's the 4th one down on my list. Soon to be the third.

    Love the Series 70 Gold Cup!
     
  4. 38 Super Fan

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    I saw one that I believe was the same year as yours at a gun show last weekend Bac. It was really nice, but I was surprised when the owner said he wanted $2500 for it.:wow: So I didn't leave with that one.:supergrin:

    But they are gorgeous guns, Colts Royal Blue is spectacular. I'd really like to pick up a Gold Cup some day.
     
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  5. FM12

    FM12 I need AMMO!

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    Have carried Gold Cups as duty weapon in the past, my faveorite 45 duty gun til I got my Smith and wesson 1911!
     
  6. bac1023

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    Thanks.

    They do command some steep prices now in good comdition.
     
  7. doc540

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    I totally agree.

    According to the folks at Colt the '78 GC above isn't Royal Blue.

    When I said I was considering having Colt refinish it in Royal Blue, purists threatened to charter a plane, fly down here, and slap some sense into me.

    By comparison, this is Royal Blue:
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  8. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan

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    Wow. I love that finish. :cool: I might send in one of my 1911s for Royal Blue someday.
     
  9. G36_Me

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    I had one 30 years ago. Bought it from a retired military person. I swore I'd never sell it and he sold it to me. He also had a dedicated .22 conversion from ?Colt for it. (I think).

    Anyway... God bless him. I sold it. I was dirt broke with kids and needed to pay the rent and eat. To this day, I regret the sale, but it was really tough back then. I have a standing order in at the gun store that I want one of these, but they just laugh at me.

    Your gun is beautiful!!
     
  10. craig19

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    Very nice looking pistol.