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doc540
11-16-2010, 19:44
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Gold%20Cup%201978/DSCN2872-1.jpg

bac1023
11-16-2010, 20:06
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.


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/002-12.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/009-5.jpg

carguy2244
11-16-2010, 20:22
That's so shiny I need sunglasses to look at it.

doc540
11-16-2010, 20:25
and not too pretty to shoot! :cool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Gold%20Cup%201978/goldcup3-2.jpg

dnuggett
11-16-2010, 21:21
Beautiful gun. It's the 4th one down on my list. Soon to be the third.

Love the Series 70 Gold Cup!

den888
11-16-2010, 21:42
Very nice Colt !

38 Super Fan
11-16-2010, 21:46
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.


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/002-12.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/009-5.jpg
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.

GVFlyer
11-16-2010, 22:25
Beautiful Colt(s).

FM12
11-16-2010, 22:25
Have carried Gold Cups as duty weapon in the past, my faveorite 45 duty gun til I got my Smith and wesson 1911!

jrs93accord
11-17-2010, 01:45
Still on my "To Get" list.

bac1023
11-17-2010, 04:23
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.

Thanks.

They do command some steep prices now in good comdition.

doc540
11-17-2010, 08:43
Colts Royal Blue is spectacular. I'd really like to pick up a Gold Cup some day.

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:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/coltROYALblue.jpg

38 Super Fan
11-17-2010, 09:29
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:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/coltROYALblue.jpg
Wow. I love that finish. :cool: I might send in one of my 1911s for Royal Blue someday.

G36_Me
11-17-2010, 15:28
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!!

craig19
11-17-2010, 15:33
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Gold%20Cup%201978/DSCN2872-1.jpg


Very nice looking pistol.

Tactical black
11-17-2010, 16:03
Very cool Colt. :cool:

doc540
11-17-2010, 20:22
Thanks, it shoots better than I do. :o