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naughtymoose
03-01-2009, 13:37
Just purchased an early Glock 17L with meprolight adjustable night sights and Austrian proof marks, serial number DB42X US.

Couple of quick questions because I have been away from the Glock scene for a few years.

Are there any upgrades that I need to be aware of?

Is it possible to send the gun back to Glock and have an updated frame installed?

Many thanks

KAPSIG1
03-01-2009, 13:44
You can pay glock to update the frame

Call glock they will tell you if you have any issues with your glock

MakeMineA10mm
03-07-2009, 09:37
That's a first-gen. frame, and many people would pay you to get it. Even though it's used, you might get enough to pay for the upgrade to a newer-generation frame. First gen frames haven't been made for almost two decades now, so there may be some good demand.

Butch
03-11-2009, 14:37
Just purchased an early Glock 17L with meprolight adjustable night sights and Austrian proof marks, serial number DB42X US.

Is it possible to send the gun back to Glock and have an updated frame installed?

Many thanks
No doubt it's been used, but it's worth a lot more as is than it would be after you pay $150 to put a mismatched frame on it.....there just aren't that many first generation G17L's, it would be a real shame to alter it.

If you would, what is the date code on the barrel? (the three small letters to the far right of the serial number on the barrel hood) Thanks!



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naughtymoose
03-18-2009, 21:45
Bless me father for I have sinned. The 17L was number 401 in production numbers for the 17L's. It was born in June of 1988.

My son visited the Glock mothership in Smyna, Ga this week. I had the Glock tech's upgrade the original parts and install a different sight. The frame was left intact. They test fired the gun and it shot a group of less than an inch at 20 yards. I decided to go with a shooter intead of a piece of history.

Butch
03-18-2009, 23:38
The frame was left intact.
Excellent!

Did you find the date code for me? I'm working at a small serial number project on first gen Glocks.....



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SuperCar1of1
03-22-2009, 21:20
Excellent!

Did you find the date code for me? I'm working at a small serial number project on first gen Glocks.....



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I have 17L D*-189, barrel date code stt. Found it in a pawn shop years ago.
I don't think it has ever been fired.

Also have Model 24 serial number AU*-002, According to Glock it is the third production model 24 made.

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Butch
03-22-2009, 21:59
I have 17L D*-189, barrel date code stt. Found it in a pawn shop years ago.
I don't think it has ever been fired.
Thanks for the info, but I need both letters of the prefix. If you x out the numbers that would be sificient to insure privacy. Feel free to PM me with the prefix if you would! Each prefix potentially has 1000 guns with it numbered 000 through 999.

And in case no one has said it yet, Welcome to GlockTalk!


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SuperCar1of1
03-22-2009, 23:36
Thanks for the info, but I need both letters of the prefix. If you x out the numbers that would be sificient to insure privacy. Feel free to PM me with the prefix if you would! Each prefix potentially has 1000 guns with it numbered 000 through 999.

And in case no one has said it yet, Welcome to GlockTalk!


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Ahh, What the heck, I don't think it will matter who see's the number.

It is DB-189 US.

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Butch
03-23-2009, 12:11
Ahh, What the heck, I don't think it will matter who see's the number.

It is DB-189 US.
Excellent!

G17L prefix DA was the first batch of 1000 made and imported in April of 1988. The second batch of 1000 had the prefix DB, made in May of 1988 and imported in July, 88.

Thanks!


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SuperCar1of1
03-23-2009, 13:38
Excellent!

G17L prefix DA was the first batch of 1000 made and imported in April of 1988. The second batch of 1000 had the prefix DB, made in May of 1988 and imported in July, 88.

Thanks!


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Thank you sir.

GSD17
04-08-2009, 06:09
I know you already know about mine, Butch... but I still have to brag about my G17L :)

My G17L is "DA152" :supergrin:


Also have Model 24 serial number AU*-002, According to Glock it is the third production model 24 made.

I believe that the very first G24s started out at alpha prefix "ATA".

twerpymoon
04-27-2009, 17:42
How about some eye candy? I did have it upgraded(with the exception of the disconnector)last year when I shot it at the Weld County GSSF match.

I turned down an AR-15 for it at Hallsville. Now I wonder who was crazier. Me for not swapping, or the other guy for offering.

Haven't made up my mind if I'll take it to Grand Island in June. I shoot one of my standard 1st gens better. But it's not like anybody has to worry about getting beat anyway.

Enjoy.

twerpy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/twerpymoon/DSCN4315.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/twerpymoon/DSCN4329.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/twerpymoon/DSCN4332.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/twerpymoon/DSCN4327.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/twerpymoon/DSCN4328.jpg

RandySmith
05-31-2009, 08:52
I've got DA-685.

Randy

MakeMineA10mm
05-31-2009, 09:04
Welcome, twerpy! Nice piece. I think mine is a DA prefix also... Will have to go look in the safe and see. :supergrin:

g23rob
05-31-2009, 09:23
mine is a first gen in great shape
uc3xxus ser #

Butch
05-31-2009, 10:02
mine is a first gen in great shape
uc3xxus ser #
Hi Rob, it looks good, but I think that if you look under the goodyear thingy you'll see some grenade checkering.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/Three_Generations.jpg



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GSD17
06-28-2009, 02:46
I have DA152

was21
07-08-2009, 12:21
Now I'm going to have to break out my 1st Gen 17L and check..believe it's a DA low #

Great shooters!

BigMatt
07-10-2009, 18:29
I just bought a third gen off Buds, I am wanting to get into practical shooting and thought this would be a good pistol for it...

rjr573
10-13-2009, 18:14
I just bought new 17-L a few weeks ago and love it so far.

The fired case envelope is dated Dec. 2008 which Fred at Glock said was probley among the last batch of 17-L's produced.

Only issue is it shoots 3"-4" high at 15-25 yds. Thought it was me as it's been a few years since I had a Glock, but my shooting buddy has nothing but Glocks and it did the same for him.

Glock does not make taller front sights and I'm not really wanting to change but may have to. Or live with aiming low. :dunno:

Randy.