View Full Version : Gold Cup MKIV Series 80 National Match?

September 13, 2007, 10:44 PM

I'm taking one of these in trade: Gold Cup MKIV Series 80 National Match. It is unfired. It's beautiful gun, new in the box. The box is newer blue plastic so I'm thinking it was made around the last year; 1996. I'd like to get any opinions I can on this gun if anyone owns one....



September 14, 2007, 06:01 PM
I have one and I am very satisfied with it. It is very accurate and I only have had one stovepipe when it was new. I cannot fault the gun as I was using my (probably lousy) reloads. I have never shot any factory ammo though it so I cannot give a true picture of it's reliablity but it is a colt and they don't get any better in my opinion. I only shot 200 gr. softball target loads.I also use range brass so I am not a good judge of a very nice 45.

September 14, 2007, 06:36 PM
I have a small collection of Colt Gold Cups and they are excellent pistols. All mine have been flawless through ball, JHP and homecast 200gr LSWC.
I agree it is a Colt and that is about as good as you can get.

September 14, 2007, 07:51 PM
It makes me feel good that detractors did not come out of the woodwork right away. Living in CA I have to wait quite a while to pick it up. I'll report when I shoot it


September 14, 2007, 09:08 PM
The only thing I didn't like about the NM was the teeny little sear spring that the other models didn't have and was a small pain in the butt to get back in. A small annoyance to an otherwise awesome gun.:D

September 15, 2007, 03:16 AM
Making yourself a slave pin helps greatly in reinstalling the sear depressor leg and sear depressor leg spring.

Officer's Match
September 15, 2007, 08:46 AM
I love my Gold Cups, I'm sure you will too.

September 15, 2007, 11:29 AM
I'm not sure I like the grips that much - if I want to buy some nicer Colt wood grips, where would I look for them? These are synthetic.


September 15, 2007, 12:42 PM
I have the silver medallion wood Colt grips that came on my MKIV series 80. I bought pacmeyer grips with the gun and never have put the wood ones back on it. They've just been sitting in the drawer and are still in as new shape.

Make me a reasonable offer and their yours.

September 29, 2007, 01:23 PM

September 29, 2007, 01:43 PM
Sorry guys. I am just learning to post pics. and had to try it one more time.

September 29, 2007, 05:11 PM
Sometimes the series 80 Gold Cups are considered less desirable than the previous series, because of the added safety and the effect on trigger pull. But I don't see any noticeable difference between my series 80 (shown below) and other Gold Cups I have of series 70 and pre 70.