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#1 OFFLINE   NickW

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Posted Aug. 10 2011 - 07:33 PM

Hello Guys. ran across a Delta Elite Yesterday, good condition, with a letter from a local gunsmith giving it a clean bill of health, they want 850 for it, what do you think? Many thanks.


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Posted Aug. 11 2011 - 09:25 AM

New or old mfg, stainless or blue?


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Posted Aug. 12 2011 - 06:23 PM

New or old mfg, stainless or blue?


Old MFG, Stainless.


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Posted Aug. 13 2011 - 11:48 AM

Probably fair.

http://www.gunbroker...?Item=245861435.

But, two days left bidding on this one. My experience is they are generally $100-$200 below the final price heading into the last day of bidding. Plus, on Gunbroker, you have shipping fees and ffl fees. Assuming your are $850 out the door, I think that is a pretty good deal.


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Posted Aug. 13 2011 - 02:01 PM

Probably fair.

<a href="
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=245861435" target="_blank">http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem....?Item=245861435</a>.

But, two days left bidding on this one. My experience is they are generally $100-$200 below the final price heading into the last day of bidding. Plus, on Gunbroker, you have shipping fees and ffl fees. Assuming your are $850 out the door, I think that is a pretty good deal.


Thanks, I was thinking 850 was about 50 too much, perhaps I will offer 800. One thing though this Delta is bright shiny as if its been polished, looks very nice though.


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Posted Aug. 13 2011 - 05:47 PM

:unsure: do hot 10mm loads put too much stress on a 1911 which was designed for the low pressure 45acp? :hmm:


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Posted Aug. 13 2011 - 09:22 PM

:unsure: do hot 10mm loads put too much stress on a 1911 which was designed for the low pressure 45acp? :hmm:


Not if set up properly. The first generation Delta's did have a frame cracking issue. However this was a flex issue not a strength issue. Colt fixed it by removing the metal where the crack would occur. I have run some pretty hot loads through my Para. It is rock solid.


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Posted Aug. 14 2011 - 10:28 AM

I was thinking around $800 USD as a decent offer too.


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Posted Aug. 15 2011 - 08:11 PM

That is a good price IMHO. I've had 2 over the years, nice guns, BUT I wouldn't trade my G20 for one.


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Posted Aug. 17 2011 - 06:35 PM

Well I passed on the Delta, the gunsmith had to replace the some trigger parts, the sear had been messed with and thus I didn't have that warm fuzzy feeling. Will keep looking, thanks to all.


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Posted Dec. 19 2016 - 12:30 AM

Dont give up on the Delta, its a fine pistol.





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