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Hey all,

I called my local shop today to see if they had any new 1911 style pistols in. I was checking to see if they had the the new Kimber Eclipse that I could take a peek at. Anyway, my guy tells me that they have a couple of new Colt's. One is a Gold Cup and the other is one that I have never heard of or seen before. He said that it was a Custom Shop piece, it was 2 tone, adjustable sights, and a few other minor things. He said that the name of it was the 70CS or some such. I asked him if it was a series 70 and he didn't know. He said that it was brand new and that they just happened to luck into it from one of their distributors. He says that only vey few of them are made and they are all pretty much allocated when they are. He goes on to describe it as a "competition" gun, though it has no comp or things like that. The price rings in at 1550.
Anyone know what he is talking about? I told him I was coming in to see it this weekend as I am interested in seeing/holding it.

What do you think?

Nala
 

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The only thing I can think is that maybe cylinder and slide made a lot purchase and are building them.

Or perhaps this is something that was sent to the custom shop but nothing on the website mentions a new pistol.
 

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I live in SW Virginia and there is a local gun shop here that keeps getting new colt custom shop guns. Currently he has three. Two NIB Gold Cups(one blue one stainless.) The third is a used stainless one that someone ruined by rubbing the whole thing shiney with sand paper(it looks really bad because he tried polishing out the sand blasted areas on top of the pistol and not just the flats.) Anyway the new ones are retailed 1150 stainless and 1050 blue. Something about them is unusual though, the trigger guards in the bottom back are cut out strait rather than curved like all normal 1911's. I did not like the looks of this alteration.
 

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Gotta wonder if your dealer is refering to a 'Special Combat Gov't Competition' model that is on Colt's website, but not widely available. That pistol is 2-tone (my understanding), and is a 'Custom Shop' product. After you get a look at it, please let us know what you have found!
 

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It is definately not a Special Combat Gov't model. My friend bought one from the same dealer about 2 years ago and i asked him specifically if it was that one and he said no.
After hearing what he said about the model and the CS part of the model that he told me I spent about 2 hours last night going thru all of the auction sites trying to find one and the only thing that I can think of is that he got the CS part from a serial # or some number that Colt uses to identify it. If you look on the Colt site they have some of the 1911's listed with thier number like that and some of them have that kinds scheme.
I am on a quest now, I will find out tomorrow if he has not sold it. I will report back here when I find out something.

Nala

[This message has been edited by Nalapombu (edited 11-16-2001).]
 

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Get the whole #...Do a search and it'll pop up somewhere...Not the serial, the Model #...

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Lets see a picture of that Bad Boy. We'll tell you what it is when we see it.
 

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Originally posted by Kimberholic:
Something about them is unusual though, the trigger guards in the bottom back are cut out strait rather than curved like all normal 1911's. I did not like the looks of this alteration.
All Gold Cups have the wide trigger by default, it's one of their enhanced features. Feel the trigger in a store, it spreads the trigger pull across your finger better.
 

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The model number for a Gold Cup is 05070CS. This would fit the part of the description given by your dealer.

Maybe Colt made some two tone Gold Cups.
 

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Ok fellas I seen it last evening. The numbers I originally posted are the model numbers or some such. It says on the side "Special Combat Government". It was 2 tone blue and kind of a goldish looking stainless. It was a very nice gun. It had adjustable sights and an extended mag funnel. The price on it was 1549. Upon fondling it I happened to notice that the slide to frame fit was a bit loose. There was definately some side to side play with it. That was the only disappointing thing about it. You would think that Colt would take better care to eliminate that on the high end guns like that.
It was a really nice piece but not worth 1549 in my opinion. You can almost get a Wilson for that. One thing I noticed was that comparing the Colt to the Kimber and others is that when all is said and done nothing feels like the Colt, that is a good thing.

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I am also located in SW VA. Where are you located? Where is this SW VA gunshop you mentioned stocking the Custom Colt's?
Thanks, Jeff


Originally posted by Kimberholic:
I live in SW Virginia and there is a local gun shop here that keeps getting new colt custom shop guns. Currently he has three. Two NIB Gold Cups(one blue one stainless.) The third is a used stainless one that someone ruined by rubbing the whole thing shiney with sand paper(it looks really bad because he tried polishing out the sand blasted areas on top of the pistol and not just the flats.) Anyway the new ones are retailed 1150 stainless and 1050 blue. Something about them is unusual though, the trigger guards in the bottom back are cut out strait rather than curved like all normal 1911's. I did not like the looks of this alteration.
 
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