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Posted: 9/2/2010 3:18:34 PM EST
I studied, read, listened, then looked high and low and saved and scrimped to be able to own one.

Arrived this afternoon and for 32 years old it's in better condition than I even hoped for!

Guess one is never too old to get excited about a Colt, huh? :o

Here's a quick pic:



Link Posted: 9/2/2010 3:36:39 PM EST
Very nice. I was born in 1978 and I love Colt 1911's.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 5:24:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 5:41:40 PM EST
That's beautiful!

But I think you need to forward it to me. As a graduation present. 1978 was the year I escaped graduated from High School.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 5:53:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 6:31:46 PM EST
Nice. I love the old high polish blued Colts.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 8:52:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 11:06:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 1:46:37 AM EST
Beautiful pistol. What are your plans for her? (not that she's not perfect as is )
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 2:57:47 AM EST
Very nice looking, I see a problem with it though, it's not sitting in my safe..................
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 6:30:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By anothergene:
Awesome catch !
It reminds me of the one I had to sell due to future ex-wifes dental bills.
I never even got to shoot it !
Fast forward...I do have a series '80 Golt Cup & couldn't be happier with it.
Are you gonna shoot that one or look at it ?


Shoot this one:


Fondle this one:
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 7:18:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By doc540:
I studied, read, listened, then looked high and low and saved and scrimped to be able to own one.

Arrived this afternoon and for 32 years old it's in better condition than I even hoped for!

Guess one is never too old to get excited about a Colt, huh? :o

Here's a quick pic:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Gold%20Cup%201978/DSCN2799-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Gold%20Cup%201978/DSCN2808-1.jpg

I love the "billboard" S70 Gold Cups.

So much so, in fact:








Link Posted: 9/3/2010 1:24:02 PM EST
That's one hell of a nice looking pistol!

Anyone would be proud to own such a beast.


Link Posted: 9/3/2010 3:19:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2010 3:20:41 PM EST by turbo101]
I picked up a 1976 mfg. Gold Cup a few weeks ago. I too have wanted one for a LONG time. A 70's series Combat Combat Commander is next.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 4:07:13 PM EST
Who didn't think their first Gold Cup was the most beautiful gun in the world?



Link Posted: 9/3/2010 6:59:17 PM EST
Im so jelous, Ive never had a GC, have a several 80 and 70 regular gov. mods, but no GC yet.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 2:55:07 PM EST
Smoked it up at the range today.

Link Posted: 9/4/2010 7:12:51 PM EST
Classic beauty ... I like it.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 3:18:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By doc540:
Who didn't think their first Gold Cup was the most beautiful gun in the world?


I know, right?

My 2010 Colt Gold Cup:

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:50:53 AM EST
How much is an old series 70 GC worth? I have one that is 98%, it does have Pachmayer grips instead of the factory woodies.. Pops put those on and I haven't a clue where the originals are..
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:32:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By JPB3:
How much is an old series 70 GC worth? I have one that is 98%, it does have Pachmayer grips instead of the factory woodies.. Pops put those on and I haven't a clue where the originals are..


original stocks are easy to find if you want to replace the Pach's

$1000-$1700 depending on condition and case candy
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:37:34 AM EST
Very nice!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:05:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By doc540:
Originally Posted By JPB3:
How much is an old series 70 GC worth? I have one that is 98%, it does have Pachmayer grips instead of the factory woodies.. Pops put those on and I haven't a clue where the originals are..


original stocks are easy to find if you want to replace the Pach's

$1000-$1700 depending on condition and case candy


WHAT? That's crazy talk...$500 tops.

I'll pay cash
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:50:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By artsohc:
Originally Posted By doc540:
Originally Posted By JPB3:
How much is an old series 70 GC worth? I have one that is 98%, it does have Pachmayer grips instead of the factory woodies.. Pops put those on and I haven't a clue where the originals are..


original stocks are easy to find if you want to replace the Pach's

$1000-$1700 depending on condition and case candy


WHAT? That's crazy talk...$500 tops.

I'll pay cash


I'll take it!! IM sent!!
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