View Full Version : What does anyone think?
16th September 2007, 20:03
This happens to be at the shop where I buy my guns from so I have a strong desire to grab this.....I do not know much about Gold Cups at all so what does everyone think? Good deal? I really do not need it but like I said it seems to be singing out to me !!!!!
Thanks in advance for the help......
16th September 2007, 20:08
You can get a new one for the same price or less. :)
16th September 2007, 20:31
Yes, you can get a new Series 80 Gold Cup Trophy, but not a new Series 70 Gold Cup National Match....last made in 1982 and they are a little different. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but assuming this gun function checks ok and appears as good in real life as the photos, IMHO this is a very reasonable auction price. If I didn't already have one just like it, I'd be bidding!
16th September 2007, 20:51
At least only by the factory!
16th September 2007, 23:14
Wow, that's a beauty, and I bet you wouldn't part with it for the auction price on the initial post....You must have a lot of self control...I would not be able to resist the urge to shoot it. Very nice.
16th September 2007, 23:30
I'd jump on it ruggles if your wanting a Gold Cup. It is worth more than a new gold cup trophy. Typically in good condition series 70 gold cup national matches will fetch $1000 or more. Being at a shop you frequent I'd say you could likely get it for $900.00. Give it a shot.
17th September 2007, 04:54
Go for it ! I have one and I wouldn't part with it for $1000. :D
17th September 2007, 06:54
I think the price is high considering the dummy scratch.$1000 for a minty one IMHO
17th September 2007, 09:24
I have to agree that the price it too high.
This is a releatively early Series 70 Gold Cup with the large slide markings. Happen to like those, but the value would be about $800-$850.
17th September 2007, 11:51
If it actually was mint, then $950 would be a good deal. But, knock at least 10% off for the huge idiot scratch. I can't believe how many Colts I've seen that appear to be almost NIB, or unfired, but with "the scratch". Yeah, it's never been shot, but I took it a part a half-dozen times . . .
17th September 2007, 17:28
I would pass. Too much money for the condition.
17th September 2007, 17:58
I believe that is about average for that Colt, not a screaming deal but I do not think it is unreasonable. The Series 70 GCNM is a fine pistol.
I do agree that pistol is not "mint" though.
17th September 2007, 19:20
Walk in and offer then $800 for it. All then can do is laugh. You might find out they do want to sell it. My guess is that you might get it for $870 or so.
It's a Series 70 rather than the Series 80's that they make today. I had one just like it back a while ago (yes that does include the scratch :butthead: ). They work every bit as well as the modern ones. For a while Colt had trouble keeping the front sights staked on right.
It's a fine pistol, the only question is how much to pay ...
17th September 2007, 19:30
I agree price is a little high given the condition but still probably would be the sweetest shooting gun you own.
17th September 2007, 20:12
Thanks for all the input, I choose not to get the Gold Cup although I think one day I might regret it! I did get this however!
My 10th 1911 and my 1st that is not a .45ACP. I have wanted a .38 Super for a while now. Picked this up along with 250rds. 12 Months same as cash no interest even !!!!! It was this or a Kimber 4" CDP. Both nice but I have not had the best of luck with Kimber. Also considered a Para CCW LDA but wanted to keep with the single action 1911, I own a Para LTC and it is a great gun.
WeeHaaaaaa! A new 1911........
17th September 2007, 20:18
Your right - one day you'll remember the Gold Cup National Match with a minor idiot scratch that you passed up....and then you'll remind yourself of this cool 38 Super! Nice deal either way; you couldn't go wrong...Good looking Colt.
18th September 2007, 11:08
Be patient on the GC.I picked up a minty[if you turn it just right in the light you can see where someone tried to scratch it] 70 series off of g**broker last year for $730.Had the wrong grips,$30 shipping,$25 to my ffl.Still worth it to me.I recentered the rear sight before I shot it.It's dead on and shoots nice tight groups.
18th September 2007, 11:43
I would have had to look at it, but if it was in good shape I would have bought it. I have one I bought new in 1977 and have shot a little; about 4K rounds since then. I would not part with it for even $4K.
Since then I have picked up a couple pristine ones, both made in 1988 (so firing pin block). A blued one for $750 and a SS one for $850. Every Gold Cup I have had shoots great.
18th September 2007, 11:51
They really are nice guns.There are a lot of them around,scratched and unscratched.If you can live with the scratch haggle like crazy.Most buyers want mint.
19th September 2007, 10:31
I bought a used one earlier this year as an impulse purchase - a consignment sale in a local gun shop for less than $800. It was made in 1982 and someone had swapped the hammer for a stainless enhanced and removed the extra sear parts. So, with advice from this forum, I put a Kings aluminum trigger in it to ensure no hammer follow (that worked) and replaced the recoil spring with a 16lb Wolff. I also had to tune the extractor to avoid an occasional FTE. Now it functions flawlessly. It has a very clean, crisp 3 lb pull and shoots way better than I can. Not quite as pretty as some of these seen in this thread, but a great shooter. So, I think these older Gold Cups are worth every penny spent on them! :D
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