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Picked up a new Trophy Match yesterday. It was quite a bit different than a Trophy Match I owned a couple of years ago. That gun was not particularly accurate, and overall fitting on it was pretty poor. My new one has an extremely tight slide to frame fit, spade type beavertail (Series 80), round top slide fitted with Bomar rear and dovetailed front, wide 3 hole adjustable trigger, good trigger pull, and came with hex head wrenches, bushing wrench, extra recoil spring, two mags, and exellent looking test target. Only bummer was the rubber wraparound grips. Hopefully will get it out to the range this week.

[This message has been edited by col132 (edited 05-02-2001).]
 

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John, my gun was test fired on April 21st, so I'm sure it is really new new production. I am curious as to the configuation of yours. Like I stated in my post, my gun has a round top slide, and does not have the grooved/serrated rib like on the older Gold Cups. When I ditched the hoaky rubber grips today I also noticed that there were no serrations on the grip strap as with the older guns. I was really surpised to find the dovetailed front sight on my gun. I'm not that familiar with the Bomar sights on 45's, but I owned one years ago that a retired ordnance officer put on a standard 45 for me, and it stuck out quit a bit to the rear, enough to make it a hassle to thumb cock the hammer. On my new TM the slide has been milled to allow the rear of the sight to sit into the slide, still allowing enough clearance to cock the delta type hammer. Curious since it appears that both of these guns are recent manufacture. (Also, no front cocking serrations on the front of my slide).
 

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Redzone, if you've kept up with Colt lately they're beggining to look like S&W and the "gun of the month" club of a few years back. OK, bad comparison comparing anyone to S&W right now. I enjoy keeping track of these little manufacturing differences by my favorite gun company, If myself and others didn't keep up on stuff like this, then we wouldn't have known to snatch up the first XS models when we saw them two years ago and they were $200 cheaper than they are now. I also missed your point on the front slide serrations. This was never mentioned. I did mention the serrations that Colt used to place on the front "grip strap" for many years on the Gold Cup and mine does not have that and I always felt that was a nice touch on an expensive gun. But I still appreciate guys who are still adamant about Colts (young guys I work with only know one word-Glock)

Sorry James P, nothing original that comes off my guns ever leaves my basement. (just in case).

John, my model number is 05070X. Who knows? That's exactly what I'm talking about.
 

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Well, another 32 years and I'll be nearing that 80 mark. I just hope I'm still able to put 700 rounds through my guns, and that Colt is still rolling them off the assembly line.
 
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