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Old 05-24-2006, 08:34 AM
1911Gold 1911Gold is offline
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Colt Gold Cup Trophy

I own 3 1970 series Gold Cup (2 new in box and 1 I shoot regularly.) I would like to purchase a new Colt Gold Cup Trophy.

Does anyone have information on quality, materials and accuracty of the current Gold Cup Trophy?
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:49 PM
Sandhills Write Sandhills Write is online now
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I have Gold Cups in Series 70, 80 and the Gold Cup Trophy. I feel the new Gold Cups are the best that they have made. Everything fits tighter and better.
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:52 PM
Flame Red Flame Red is offline
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I picked up a Gold Cup Trophy two fun shows ago. It is the best 1911 I have, and I have quite a few. The trigger action is unbelievable. Everything is very tight and crisp. This Trophy has dovetailed sights. and an extended beavertail and bright stainless on the flats, with the rest matte. The owner said it came from the Custom Shop and he had to wait a year for it.

Not sure all Trophy's are like this one, but if they are I would grab all I could.
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Old 05-25-2006, 04:54 AM
GCT00427 GCT00427 is offline
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I think that the Gold Cup Trophy is definately a best buy in a Colt 1911. Here is my under 500 sn example. I had a true S/A beavertail installed by a very competent gunsmith and have added checkered rosewood grips with Colt medallions. This gun is very accurate and has never misfired. It was manufactured in the Custom Shop. The first ones came with Vidicki hammer and trigger, Kings barrel bushing, checkered Main Spring Housing, and enhanced tolerences from the factory. These guns are fitted right, not too tight. It also came with a test target.

You cannot go wrong with a Gold Cup Trophy in my opinion.



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Old 05-25-2006, 04:18 PM
eedave eedave is offline
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I'll second what Flame Red noted about the trigger. The action on both of my GCT's is the equal of any gun I've shot. No creep whatsoever. My only beef is that the sights are difficult for my eyes to pick up indoors. Outdoors, they are among my favorite guns to shoot.
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:06 PM
jrg065 jrg065 is offline
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I had the MK IV and replaced it with th Gold Cup. It was the best thing I did. The GCT shoots better and love yhe way it feels in my hands
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Old 05-26-2006, 05:43 PM
lougotzz lougotzz is offline
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I have a new GC Trophy in SS with heini front and bomar rear sights. the gun is awesome. I am gong to change the duckbill to a hi ride beaver and be done with it. Nice guns. accurate too.
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:17 PM
Murexway Murexway is offline
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Rosewood Grips ?

For CGT00427: Who made the grips on your gorgeous gun?
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