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js0ne
02-01-2011, 09:51
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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js0ne
02-01-2011, 09:51
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Alcoy
02-01-2011, 09:56
Congrats on your new toy. Shot a series 70 Gold Cup (non-beavertail grip safety) very long time ago. I like shooting that gun.

Bearlaker
02-01-2011, 11:50
I think that you ought to be ashamed of your self, that's quite a deal you just made. Congratulations!

Nickpisp
02-01-2011, 11:57
Nice!

Wade-19
02-01-2011, 12:02
[QUOTE=Bearlaker;16784455]I think that you ought to be ashamed of your self, that's quite a deal you just made. Congratulations![/QUOTE

Actually you he did a very good deed. He was getting the gun for free and he gave the lady $500

Bearlaker
02-01-2011, 12:04
Yes, poor attempt at humor on my part.

Substance-P
02-01-2011, 12:29
Nice score-with the box to boot

20South
02-01-2011, 12:35
Very nice and congrats!

js0ne
02-01-2011, 13:05
I think that you ought to be ashamed of your self, that's quite a deal you just made. Congratulations!

Actually you he did a very good deed. He was getting the gun for free and he gave the lady $500

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.

Nickpisp
02-01-2011, 13:22
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.


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.

Bearlaker
02-01-2011, 13:44
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.
Here's a pretty good list of serial numbers.
http://www.sightm1911.com/1911Production.htm

jrs93accord
02-01-2011, 14:11
I think that you ought to be ashamed of your self, that's quite a deal you just made. Congratulations!

I'll say. That was almost highway robbery. Congrats on such a great deal and a great gun. :supergrin:

js0ne
02-01-2011, 14:18
Here's a pretty good list of serial numbers.
http://www.sightm1911.com/1911Production.htm

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


I'll say. That was almost highway robbery. Congrats on such a great deal and a great gun. :supergrin:

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

js0ne
02-01-2011, 14:35
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.

lawdog734
02-01-2011, 17:33
If you want to trade for something more cc I might know of someone:whistling:

rsxr22
02-01-2011, 19:55
congrats and enjoy

dnuggett
02-02-2011, 00:47
Congrats. That is a sweet piece at a very nice price!

bac1023
02-02-2011, 06:54
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:

js0ne
02-02-2011, 08:26
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:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/js0ne/1911/CIMG8481.jpg

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.

airflyer
02-02-2011, 08:40
Awesome gun

den888
02-03-2011, 12:21
Nice Colt!