I have several mint condition Gen 1 model 17's with the original box's. One of the earliest models (ATXXXUS 1986 manfct date) has a box with the 17 bullet holders injected into the molding of the box. The center post (without wings) allows for the firearm to be placed in the box while loaded. (see photo) I have a later Gen 1 (CSXXXUS 1988 manfct date) with the same style box, but the center post has the wings which does not allow the firearm to be placed into the box loaded (trigger has to be pulled back). When did Glock add the wings to the post, and when did they remove them again? Is there a timeline for how the Glock box has evolved over time? Also, when did Glock add the "Best in the Market" sticker to the box lid. If the award was given in 1987, then shouldn't there be boxes from 1986 without any stickers on the box lids? I have 1986 manfct Glocks and the lids have the sticker on them. I'm not sure if the lids have been switched inadvertently at some point. I am trying to keep everything consistent for these collectibles. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!