8/22/19 - By far the rarest variation of all Beretta 92 series guns, this is an early "step slide" Beretta 92, with date code AC(1977) on the right trigger guard. This spectacular gun appears new and unfired and is a complete set, that comes with its original early manual, a spare magazine and a serial numbered original box. Different from the subsequent variations, the first issue Beretta 92 had a "stepped slide', a frame mounted safety and a mag release on the bottom of the grip frame. Only about 5,000 of these collectible guns were made from 1975-1977, with only a fraction being imported into the US by the Berben corporation - a Beretta subsidiary. This particular gun appears new with just a hint of wear on the forward edges of the slide, a dural high gloss frame and a high polished slide. Impossible to upgrade!