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DakotaJack
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July 24, 2012 - 7:16 am
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I am always in the market for a nice Gold Cup and came across this one.  The first question I ask about something like this is "why in the world would someone completely decimate an otherwise beautiful firearm?"  It must be the nude Hawaiian girl grips complete with crotch detail that makes it so appealing.  On top of that, the factory letter even states that it was altered from its original configuration after it left the factory, yet it is described as "factory engraving".  I just don't get it.  It kind of reminds me the Dan Wesson Constitution guns where nearly everyone that ordered them had their initials engraved in the ivory grips as a free option when it was purchased.  Luckily I found one that the seller had the ability to think ahead a little bit and didn't opt for the personalized initial engraving.

 

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=297852142

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Hmmm I can't decide which gun I like less, this one or that hideous jeweled .44 Dan Wesson that kicked around on GB for months.screwy

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I guess that falls into the "to each his own" category. I've never been big on personalizing items like this either, but some folks seem to like it. At least the grips can be easily swapped.

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I looked at the Colt pistol. It seems documented well. Unfortunately anyone can falsify documentations. The way the slide looks you could put any title on it. I wouldn't be 100% sure its a real Gold Cup. I didn't see standard Colt Gold Cup stamps on it. The serial no. doesn't seem to reveal a Ltd ed. I have a Colt Gold Cup 1 of 500 and my s/n is 260. I'm just not sure about these type of pistols. They wanted enough money for it 2900.00. I don't even see a list of what series it is. Buyer beware.

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The engraving seems to me to be substandard.  Looks like someone took a wood chisel and tried to carve their initials to me.

 
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