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Posted: 5/29/2003 6:18:36 PM EDT
I came across a minty piece for $900. Can anybody shed some history on this pistol or any other info? Desireability? Collectibility?
Thank you for any input!
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 7:26:52 PM EDT
Buy it first, then we'll tell you.

There's a gazillion variables on Colt 1911s that you've not listed: size, finish, year made, series type, engraving- if any, etc.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 5:32:06 PM EDT
Not being familiar with that commemorative model, (aware of but not familiar with) the regular Gold Cups fetch prices in that range.
If you shoot it a lot, of course the investment part is out the window.
And if you store it away for investment, you will never shoot it.
I don't think a lot of money would be made in the near future on it anyway...buy it , shoot it, enjoy it, for what it is. 2 cents ain't worth much anymore, but that was mine.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 10:36:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Buy it first, then we'll tell you. here



The pistol is a series 80 GOld Cup which is serialized XXXUS. The finish is blue and has a golden US on the right side of the slide. Maybe it's a commemorative issue recognizing the US shooting Team?
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