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I will have my first 1911 soon

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by js0ne, Feb 1, 2011.


  1. js0ne

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    Not exactly my cup of tea, I was looking for something more CC'able. In order to help a friend of the family I offered $500 sight unseen knowing it is a series 70 Gold Cup. After arguing about payment (she was giving it to me for nothing), I finally convinced her to accept my offer and now the wheels are in motion for the transfer.

    Her husband, now deceased, used this as a 'bullseye' gun and competed with it frequently.

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  2. js0ne

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    Congrats on your new toy. Shot a series 70 Gold Cup (non-beavertail grip safety) very long time ago. I like shooting that gun.
     
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    I think that you ought to be ashamed of your self, that's quite a deal you just made. Congratulations!
     
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    Nice!
     
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  7. Bearlaker

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    Yes, poor attempt at humor on my part.
     
  8. Substance-P

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    Nice score-with the box to boot
     
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    Very nice and congrats!
     
  10. js0ne

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    I don't think I've ever fought so hard to pay someone.


    I'm trying to put a date on this gun but everywhere I look I come up with the same table that only goes as high as 70Bxxxxx.

    I also noticed that George Madore was a well known gunsmith and had fitted a Kart barrel which, after a search, seems to be a good barrel.
     
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    It's a late 70's gun, proofhouse only goes to 1976 so it's sometime after that. You can call Colt and they'll give you the year.
     
  12. Bearlaker

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    Here's a pretty good list of serial numbers.
    http://www.sightm1911.com/1911Production.htm
     
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    I'll say. That was almost highway robbery. Congrats on such a great deal and a great gun. :supergrin:
     
  14. js0ne

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    Been there, they show 70Gxxxxx in the 1970's and 70Bxxxxx starting in 1981.
    I'll have to give Colt a call.


    This is almost embarrassing. :embarassed: I promise you all, I had a very difficult time getting her to take the money.
     
  15. js0ne

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    I just got off the phone with a Colt Customer Service Rep who seemed very happy to help me and gave me a year of 1978.
     
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    If you want to trade for something more cc I might know of someone:whistling:
     
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    congrats and enjoy
     
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    Congrats. That is a sweet piece at a very nice price!
     
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    George Madore built some nice custom Colts back in the day.

    I'd remove those rubber grips and get a set befitting the gun that it is.

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  20. js0ne

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    Yeah, I see some checkering thats hiding just under the trigger guard.

    Now I really can't wait till I get this thing in my hands. I actually had a dream about it last night.
     
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