What Year Was the Colt Gold Cup National Match Pistol Made?


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The Colt Gold Cup National Match is a 1911-style pistol first released in 1957 by Colt. According to the manufacturer, the .45-caliber single-action pistol was introduced to give competitive shooters a pistol they could take "directly from the dealer’s showcase to the firing line."

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The modern pistol features a 5-inch barrel, a total length of 8.5 inches and an unloaded weight of approximately 37 ounces. Features of the modern model include: standard safety lock, lowered and flared ejection port, 80-pin firing system, National Match® barrel, round top slide, fully adjustable Bomar-style rear sight, target post front sight, wide three-hole aluminum trigger and seven- and eight-round magazine capacities.

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