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Got my Gold Cup Back Today!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Ghost cake, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Ghost cake

    Ghost cake Seattle Active Member

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    Luckily I was home today when the Fed-Ex guy showed up with my Colt!

    I sent it back to Colt last February for a upgraded Ed Brown grip and Ambi safety. It's been a long wait but it was worth it!

    The picture is a little rough since I used my phone but it gives you an idea. It's good to have her back, my Ivory grips were feeling lonely


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  2. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Looks great! I got my first Gold Cup on Halloween, you may remember it as I believe you posted a question on the thread. Gonna shoot it and a bunch of other guns Sunday, pretty geeked!






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  3. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Time out... it took them a good part of a year to replace a grip and thumb safety? Holy bubblegum!
     
  4. Ghost cake

    Ghost cake Seattle Active Member

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    Yes sir, that's the price you pay for having the Colt Custom shop work on your 1911 I guess.


    Nice score puddleMonkey! Welcome to the club.
     
  5. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    :( That's, that's... ah, um... a long time for a grip and thumb safety.
     
  6. Ghost cake

    Ghost cake Seattle Active Member

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    Yeah it's really the only game in town. If I would take the pistol to a local smith the value would diminish. Taking it to Colt actually increases the value for the most part.
     
  7. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    That would be highly debatable... Most of the time it is neutral... And never as much as it cost you...

    But back on topic... Nice gun and grips...
     
  8. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Look at you... being diplomatic and all that. :thumbup:
     
  9. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    It IS a really nice gun and grips... LOL ;)
     
  10. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Abso-root-ree... ivory and stainless look great together. :D
     
  11. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Ah Colt Gold Cup National Match Series 70 was the gun I used in Bulls Eye NRA matches a long, long time ago. Still have that somewhere in the gun safe. Worth big money I bet in today's market.

    I like your too, slick pistol to be sure.
     
  12. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Because there are no big name 1911 smiths out there who couldn't do a GS/TS install in under a year. Pretty much the minute you touch a Colt you lose collector draw. Being all original is what make collector pieces hard to find, not that someone had work done to clean it up. Beautiful work and gun but that's a horrendous lead time.
     
  13. Ghost cake

    Ghost cake Seattle Active Member

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    The lead time means nothing to me because I have plenty of other handguns including other 1911's to shoot in the meantime. I sent a Wilson Combat into CCR last year for a Cera-coat job and that took 10 months to get back to me also. Any "Big Name" custom shop is going to have a long lead time there's no way around it. If you want to have a local no-name smith work on your 1911 that's fine, the lead time is short. Colt tossed in a basic action job, adjust extractor, polished feed ramp and tuned the mags i purchased for free because it took longer than expected so overall I'm happy with the outcome. I guess if this was my go-to pistol the 9 month lead time would bother me but that's not the case. I own plenty of Colt 1911's and from basic experience if you want work done to it it's best to have the factory do it. I can easily sell this handgun tomorrow for more than I paid for it. The safety work was $180 and the action job they performed is valued around $150 or so, I'm pleased with the outcome overall. If this was some vintage series 70 pistol yes I'd try to keep it all original but its just a dime a dozen Gold Cup so keeping it stock means little to me.