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Old 01-31-2010, 09:31 PM
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'70 Series Gold Cup WOW just WOW

Don't know what took me so long to come around but I decided I needed a Gold Cup for the collection.I found this nice gently used '70 Series all original for a price I was happy with. I took it to the range monday after I picked it up. But it was my league night and I only had time to put a few rounds down range. This week I've already put fresh springs in it and added the buffalo bone grips. I also got some time to load up some lighter target loads just for it.(4.5gr of ww231 with a 200gr LSWC). Today I got to the range and got it dialed in.I put up a fresh B27 reverse (white silouette) that we use in our league and I ran target to the 7yard line and put 5 rounds into one jagged hole (gives me a good aiming point) then ran target out to the 25yard line and shot 5 more rounds. I bring the target back in to find 1 round in the 10 ring and the others all in the X ring. My total 5 shot group was ~3.25" and this was done off hand. There goes my handicap next league
anyway here's a picture of my new beauty
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:49 PM
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Very nice shooting and congrats on the new pony.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:38 AM
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Nice shooting, grats on new colt
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:48 PM
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I have a S70 GC. It handles so well;just feels good in the hands.
Some may not think its possible since it doesn't have a big,swooping beavertail grip safety;but,it is fine by me.

Mine has been a sort of safe-queen. I bought mine new in the early '80s. Still has the collet bushing.

Nice shooting,Mav. Nice that you could load up some swc rounds. That had to be a fun round in the GC. What wt. springs did you replace with?

Those grips are very cool.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:04 AM
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What wt. springs did you replace with?
14# recoil and 17# main
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:46 PM
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Nice Colt.....nice shooting.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:47 PM
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Nice shooting!
Is a 14# what came in the 70 series?
Did you replace the collet bushing ( if it was still in there)?
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:01 PM
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Is a 14# what came in the 70 series?
I think they came with 2 a 13# and a 16# I'm pretty sure mine had the stock light spring in it.It sure felt light.
of course it still feals pretty weak esp. compaired to the 20# spring in my 10mm
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Did you replace the collet bushing ( if it was still in there)?
Yes I did replace the factory collet bushing with a new Colt GC solid bushing from Midway.
this thing doesn't seam to have been shot too much and hadn't been modified at all near as I could tell.
the grips certainly hadn't been off in years, the bushings came out on one side when I went to remove them.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:15 PM
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I know they do now. Son just ordered a SS GC and it says two springs in literature.
My old1974 GC didn't so I was curious about it and wondered about the spring from the mid-70's? Anyone know?
Also, I still have the collet bushing and never had a prob.

D.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:13 PM
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Years ago, I bought a 70 series Colt, Gold Cup, and for ME, I didn't think it was accurate enough, so I sent it out to Clark Custom, and after they worked their majic on it, it will easily shoot sub, 2" groups at 50 yards.

It has always digested anything I've ever put through it.

After reading this range report, I'm going to have to dig it out of the safe and shoot it!!
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:42 PM
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After reading this range report, I'm going to have to dig it out of the safe and shoot it!!
glad I could twist your arm
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:56 PM
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After reading this range report, I'm going to have to dig it out of the safe and shoot it!!
Yup. I'm feeling the pressure myseff.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:46 PM
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My Dad has one UN-FIRED ..only from the factory test since the 70's. I love it and can't wait to shoot it some day. His wishes are that while He's still "above ground" it'll remain un-fired. It's such a sweet gun!
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:59 PM
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JMAK,tell your Dad there are a few around who understand.

Like me.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:38 PM
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michael, you have NO idea what it takes to resist the urge to take that colt to the range!!!

he's out of his mind, but it's his gun, and i respect his wishes. the trigger on it is to die for!!!!
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:53 PM
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I think if I were going to continue to shoot mine on a regular basis,I would have it fitted for a solid bushing. The collet may be ok forever;but,I have heard/read that when a collet bushing "slings a rod" it is pretty ugly and can damage other parts (?)

Yep. I'm sure the old man is "crazy like a fox"-type "out of his mind". Good on ya for respecting his wishes.

OTOH,I feel your pain.

It is perplexing to me to see that a pristine S70 Gold Cup NM is valued at only marginally more money than a new S80 GCT. They are not the same guns.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:12 PM
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My dad owns one .45 Auto......70 series Gold Cup. Box stock since he bought it in 1976. It will still do 7 rounds into 1 hole at 10 yds.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:00 PM
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Had a good friend of mine just pick up a Series 70, It looks like is just came from the factory, the pistol is pristine. And he shoots the daylights out of it. Great gun.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:24 PM
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phrog,any idea what he paid for it?
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:21 PM
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Everytime I tell myself to pass on the NIB MKIV GCNM with mfg date of 1982 the eccentric gs owner outside of town has, I read a thread like this. Damn you all!
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:37 PM
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:03 AM
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That's a beauty Mvracer. Enjoy and thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:25 PM
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I got the S80 GC. It has been a regular shooter since 1990. I put fake ivory grips on it too and gets a lot of attention on the range.

That is a decent load for the 200 LSWC.

Enjoy .....
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:16 PM
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:17 PM
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Hey M. Cameron, just curious as to why the rear sight is missing on your gold cup?
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