Today I was going through some of my old stuff looking for some of my old reloading manuals.
Doing so I came accross a yearly Guns Illustrated book dated 1970, so I started thumbing through it.
The Colt 1911A1 blue Government model in 45acp caliber was priced at $115.50, in nickle finish it was $133.00.
The Colt 1911A1 in 38 Super was priced the same as the Government model and was listed in both finishes.
The Colt Commander was listed in blue only with a choice of three calibers 9mm, 38 super, or the 45 acp.
This brought back a lot of memories, as 1970 was the year I built my first custom 1911 and it was on a 1911A1 blue Government model Colt.
The Gold Cup for that year was listed as having Colts royal blue finish only and came in two calibers 38 special or 45 acp.
Ah, those were good days.