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    First year Delta

    I have always thought the early blued Deltas looked better then the later stainless models.

    So when I stumbled across this one at a great price it had to come home.

    Even better it's a 1st year model which is cool.

    It's in great condition except for a little spotting on the slide. Came with the box, styrofoam, and original manual. I am not a big box person, but it is cool when it happens.
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    That is cool, I love my old Delta. The only issue I know of with first year production guns is that the frame can crack over the slide stop cutout. I believe if yours is cracked you can just have the frame opened up over it, that is what the factory did to rectify the problem.
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    Deltas are awesome pistols. Supposedly...the problem with cracking frames was rectified before the first pistols were released for sale. I wouldn't be surprised if some are out there in circulation though.

    My blue Delta...
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    I had a 1st year delta. I really enjoyed. Mine already had the notch cut out. Congratulations
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    Outstanding Example...especially in Blued Steel.


    Got into the 10mm resurgence right around the 10th anniversary of my retirement in April 2018...looking for a firearm to commemorate the blessed event


    Picked up an RIA 1911a1 Series 70... { 8+1 }




    Liked that so much that on the 11th anniversary...


    I picked up an RIA 1911a2 Series 70 to match... { 16+1 }





    ...Enjoy that Delta !!

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    Nice find!!! I’m always looking for the “one” too. But there are a lot of “ones” out there. Lol

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    Colt needs to make a run of blue/black or full ionbond Deltas.

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    Dave at EA can help you with that request.
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    Hope I'm not out of line asking a related question, don"t mean to rob thread from op. But does an unmodified early first year Delta command a premium? Or is this a subjective thing based on collector preference? Btw I do agree the full blue Delta definitely looks classier. Thanks in advance gents

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    Stock guns are always prefered. Then barrel, frame and slide originality. You can always change out the small parts.


 
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