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Old 03-22-2012, 03:14 AM   #1
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I have been given a choice from a family member to get a 1911 colt...just dont know which on to get. Any opinoins on which I should go with, they both look great

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Old 03-22-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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I would go for the Gold Cup 05070X

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I would go for the Gold Cup 05070X
Yea that one does look badass....does anyone know the diffrwnce between a gold cup trophy and a national match gold cup
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Yea that one does look badass....does anyone know the diffrwnce between a gold cup trophy and a national match gold cup
Ask c3 or canebrake

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5870nm is carbon steel...the 5070x is stainless steel. The stainless steel is softer and a loser fit and the carbon steel is tighter presise fit. I take excellent care of my guns and I plan on shooting a lot so I bought the 5870nm carbon steel.

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5870nm is carbon steel...the 5070x is stainless steel. The stainless steel is softer and a loser fit and the carbon steel is tighter presise fit. I take excellent care of my guns and I plan on shooting a lot so I bought the 5870nm carbon steel.
So the national match is better than the gold cup trophy cause I can get the gold cup that looks like the nm
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If you're talking about the two current offerings available in the 2012 catalog this is what they look like;



Colt's GCT (Gold Cup Trophy) - High rise beavertail, Combat Hammer (Modern look)



Colt's GCNM (Gold Cup National Match) - Duck bill safety tang, Spur Hammer (GI look)

If you're talking about older Gold Cups here's a visual. (There are a number of Gold Cup and National Match pistols manufactured from 1919 to present. Far more than I have space to list.)

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Top to bottom: 1960's GCNM, Series 70 GCNM, Series 80 GCNM and a GCT.
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I decided on a colt government 1980xse

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