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Old 08-13-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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Are the gold cups still as good as they used to be. I want to pick one up but my buddy at work said they are not as good as they used to be and that Colt was just living off their name now. I told him he was full of, you know what, and wanted to get some feedback from my friends here. So what do you think? Thanks, Ed

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I am going to sit this one out.

Colt still has a Quality Control Program.

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I am going to sit this one out.

Colt still has a Quality Control Program.
Thank you danf. Oddly enough my buddy works in quality control when I pointed out the same thing. Can we say blank stare.
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When the Gold Cup first came out, it was the best for what it was designed for.

Like the '56 Chevy. If the '56 Chevy was still being made today, does that mean it would not be produced as good as ever? Or are there higher standards of comparasion today than 1956?

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Are the gold cups still as good as they used to be. I want to pick one up but my buddy at work said they are not as good as they used to be and that Colt was just living off their name now. I told him he was full of, you know what, and wanted to get some feedback from my friends here. So what do you think? Thanks, Ed
Bought a new one earlier this year, best gun I have ever shot. I would be hard pressed to believe they were any better before so I would say no, the quality did not go down.
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Nearly everything I read regarding the newest Colts is positive with regard to quality. If you are fussy, the couple of MIM parts could be replaced.

I own a New Agent which is a couple years old and has been great thus far. Quality is very good.

I think the new Gold Cups look pretty nice but I have only handled and fired older units in person.

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What would you say a 1997 model is worth? Unfired but not in a box. My BIL got one from the US Army in 1997 as an award and it has never been fired. It is in my FIL's safe keeping and he has misplaced the magazine for it. It is somewhere in the house, just a matter of finding it.

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the guns colt is putting out today is better than they used to be. colts have the fewest mim parts of all the major makers under 2k$. the few mim parts are not in any of the critical stress areas.

my new model series 70 is waaaay better than one i gave my brother 2 decades ago.

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What would you say a 1997 model is worth? Unfired but not in a box. My BIL got one from the US Army in 1997 as an award and it has never been fired. It is in my FIL's safe keeping and he has misplaced the magazine for it. It is somewhere in the house, just a matter of finding it.
Sounds like you're trying to hijack this thread
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Not trying to hijack. Found the thread in a search. Not a pistol guy but didn't want to start a new thread just to ask the one question. Figured people that had posted to this thread might be knowledgeable about this particular pistol.

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