Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1778: Colt Gold Cup Pistol 45 ACP

Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Spectacular Cased Jan Gwinnell Signed Factory Master Engraved Colt Gold Cup National Match Semi-automatic Pistol with Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Spectacular Cased Jan Gwinnell Signed Factory Master Engraved Colt Gold Cup National Match Semi-automatic Pistol with Accessories

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Gold Cup
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 2127
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 311
Class: Modern Handgun
Description:

This is an outstanding example of a cased factory engraved Colt MK IV Series 70 Gold Cup National Match pistol. This pistol features beautifully executed broad leaf scroll engraving with a punch dot background covering 95% of the pistol. The slide rib, inside of the trigger guard, back strap and grip safety are the only surfaces not engraved. Surrounded by engraving, the left side of the slide is marked "COLT MKIV/SERIES '70/GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH/.45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER" followed by the Rampant Colt and the right side is marked "GOLD CUP/NATIONAL MATCH" followed by the trophy cup. The one line address and serial number are marked on the right side of the frame. The left lower side of the frame under the grip is signed "JAN L GWINNELL/COLT ENGR. 11-8-1982". Blade front and adjustable Elliason rear sights, adjustable serrated trigger, serrated grip straps, Colt marked magazine and fitted with checkered walnut grips with gold Colt medallions. The pistol is complete in a beautiful walnut case with green fitted felt lining. The top of the lid is leather and the inside has a black nylon label with gold "COLT/Custom/COLT'S PATENT FIRE ARMS" and the Rampant Colt. In the case is a complete, assembled Colt 22 LR conversion kit with full coverage floral scroll engraving, standard address and Colt conversion markings on the sides, blade front and adjustable rear sights, nickel oiler, 22 LR magazine, walnut handled brush, cleaning rod and screwdriver. There is also an oak compartment which contains the original hanging tag, keys to the case, extractor and engraved slide stop for the .22 and bushing tool.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The pistol retains 98% original blue finish with finish loss limited to the sides of the grip safety from normal handling. The grips are as new. The conversion kit is near new with only the slightest handling marks. The case and all the accessories are excellent. A beautiful factory engraved Colt Gold Cup National Match pistol with conversion kit and all the accessories.



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