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Old 02-21-2010, 01:25 AM
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Picking up a Colt Series 80 Gold Cup (Lots of pictures)




Well I have had a Colt Combat Commander (transitional) satin nickel 45 for about 30 years and have only about 400rds through it. I've been looking for a full size 1911 for so long and just never could pick one up worth the money. Well thanks to a close long time friend I have a full size Colt 45 Series 80 Gold Cup on the way. It is in origional condition and the finish is flawless. Origional grips case and outer cardboard sleeve.




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Old 02-21-2010, 11:41 AM
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Nice. I'm 5 days into my wait right now. Can't wait.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:26 PM
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What have you got waiting on you?
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:21 PM
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Series 80 gold cup. I'm in the middle of my 10 day wait right now.

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Old 02-21-2010, 07:38 PM
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nice!
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:28 PM
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They are very good. I've been shooting one for years and incrementally having ten ring precision add custom touches to it. One thing you might want to do is replace the roll pin that holds the rear sight in with a solid one- possbily tooled down from an allen wrench.
That's what I did when my roll pin broke and the sight was flopping up and down. I was a little surprised because way back in the 60s or 70s, Skeeter Skelton was complainiing about the roll pins breaking and I figured Colt had fixed them by the 90s when I got my series 80.

Here it is with some front strap checkering, videcki trigger, and wilson rear sight designed for the older, pre dove tail series 80 sight mount.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:27 AM
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Thanks for the info on the sights. Thats the only thing thats of concern for me. I'm used to the std low profile rear sight and was going to look into possibly changing that out but am not sure just what I have as options. Will it have a std dovetaill cut or is it something odd or different?
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:05 AM
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Thanks for the info on the sights. Thats the only thing thats of concern for me. I'm used to the std low profile rear sight and was going to look into possibly changing that out but am not sure just what I have as options. Will it have a std dovetaill cut or is it something odd or different?
It's completely different.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:31 AM
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Colt Combat Commander (transitional)
Can the OP help me understand what is "transitional" about a Combat Commander? Pics, please.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:36 AM
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Can the OP help me understand what is "transitional" about a Combat Commander? Pics, please.
I learnered it here, so let me see if I can tell this right.
I have a Colt Combat Commander that has a Ser# that starts out with a 70 which normaly would meen that ita a 70 series but for this model and time period my 70 marked CCC is actualt a Model 80, Thus the term "transitional" was used when it was explained to me before. it was made in the transitional perioud between the 70-80 series.
I hope that I have rememebered correctly.

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Old 02-23-2010, 08:41 AM
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It's completely different.
Oh great!! Do I have any options for a more carry friendly set of sights for this model? Would prefer low ans slim/smooth if at all possible. I also seem to pickup on contrast sights better but Night sights aren't out either.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:00 AM
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Oh great!! Do I have any options for a more carry friendly set of sights for this model? Would prefer low ans slim/smooth if at all possible. I also seem to pickup on contrast sights better but Night sights aren't out either.
You'll have to do some shopping. The Gold Cup was intended to be a competition gun. BoMar made a Gold Cup sight, but they're out of business. Wilson did once upon a time, but I don't know now.

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Old 02-23-2010, 09:10 AM
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Thanks for the info, sounds like I'll just be happy with what I have...:-)
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