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What would it take to upgrade a Colt series 80 Gold Cup?

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Post by Nopro 9/18/2021, 10:15 pm

What would I need to do to upgrade my series 80 Colt Gold Cup to true bullseye standard? What's a ballpark estimate on the cost of such an upgrade? Is the Gold Cup frame strong enough or should I look for a different donor pistol for a wad gun?

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Post by REConley 9/18/2021, 10:31 pm

Here is one current estimate.

https://clarkcustomguns.com/custom-gun/1911-custom-bullseye/

I am sure there will be others added.
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Post by zanemoseley 9/19/2021, 12:48 am

Most here consider the newer gold cups not that great of a platform to build off of given the base cost plus work required to rebuild. Not to say it can't be done. Most start with Springfield Armory Range Officers. I prefer to either build a custom pistol from Caspian frame & slide or go with a RRA wadcutter.

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Post by Nopro 9/19/2021, 1:30 am

Unfortunately in California I can't legally buy a new Colt 1911 or a Springfield RO or a RRA pistol. They won't let me buy a Caspian frame either. In fact I haven't seen a new or.. used 1911 of any kind at any gun shop near me in over a year. That's why Iwas asking about rebuilding the one I have. The last 1911 I saw for sale was marked "Law Enforcement Only".

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Post by Jon Eulette 9/19/2021, 2:46 am

Where you located in Kommiefornia? Nothing wrong with a series 80, they just have to be approached differently when building into real BE pistol. I’ve shot 880’s with series 80.
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Post by james r chapman 9/19/2021, 7:22 am

Since you already have it, shoot your best sandbagged 50 yd target with 185 gr match grade ammo and let us take a look at it.
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Post by Nopro 9/19/2021, 5:02 pm

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.. I have not seen a box of 185 gr match grade ammo since 2019. I have 1 box left of 230 gr hardball but this gun shoots much better with 4.0 grs of BE and a 200gr swc. If my favorite range reopens soon (it's closed for covid since 2020) I'll bench test it and report back. Any idea what it costs to put a Kart barrel and bushing in this gun?

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Post by james r chapman 9/19/2021, 5:20 pm

First question, will you need it!
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Post by LenV 9/19/2021, 6:57 pm

Roddy made mine a tack driver again. Too many hardball rounds thru it over 30 plus years. After all those rounds the barrel was still good.What would it take to upgrade a Colt series 80 Gold Cup? Screen10
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Post by Michael C 9/20/2021, 6:51 am

We are back to shooting bullseye at Sacramento the first Saturday of the month. Usually a 2700. Sometimes International. Covered firing line and a great group of folks. Richmond rod and gun club has ordered turning targets and will soon be shooting matches.

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Post by hengehold 9/20/2021, 9:20 am

Dave Salyer charges $600 for barrel install and fitting to slide and bushing. This also includes a trigger tuneup if needed. Dave provides the barrel and bushing you just provide the pistol. Located on the east coast.

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Post by john bickar 9/20/2021, 11:44 am

Michael C wrote:a great group of folks

And you.

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