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redrespeck
11-06-2012, 10:07
Hi All. I'm new to the site. Very happy to discover it as I've collected Glocks since 1988. I know, there are different schools of thought on whether Glocks are "actually collectors" or whehter one should just shoot and enjoy them. Well....I do both. I thought you may enjoy a picture of my "Vintage" Gen 1 Glock 17, Serial dated to one of the first imports in 1986-88. As you can see, it's all original NIB with manual still in plastic, both 17rd original mags and cleaning tool. Never fired! I know, I know! Why?? Well, I acquired a 19 at the same time and shot it regularly. The 17 was placed in safe and became a "queen". Maybe one day my boys will say: "This is the vintage, collectible Glock 17 Gen 1 that Dad left to me". I would like to know how may, unfired, all NIB Gen 1 17's are out there. Hope you enjoy seeing it.

bac1023
11-06-2012, 11:19
:welcome:

Very nice indeed

I doubt there are many. I wouldn't mind finding an unfired example myself and I'm not even a huge Glock fan. :cool:

redrespeck
11-06-2012, 11:54
Thanks much for the welcome. Yes, I suppose it's fairly unique given condition, new in box, unfired, etc. I took it to a gun show here last week to show the Glock armorer who is a very nice fellow and who said he would love to see it sometime. He was in awe. I had some crazy offers for it. I was quite surprised. Original cost: $345.00 with tax! Last offer from guy who REALLY wanted it: $900.00. CRAZY! I wouldn’t sell for 2K as my young boys are becoming enthusiast and think that it's just awesome that Dad has one of the first Glock 17's new in a box and that they get to own it one day. Guess there are just some things you can't put a price on.

4 glocks
11-06-2012, 12:37
Dose the box look like this with holes for rounds to fit in?http://cheaperthandirt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Gen1.jpg

stolenphot0
11-06-2012, 12:45
congrats. I picked up a Gen1 that was well used, but it functions flawless.

ctfireman
11-06-2012, 12:55
Oh yeah..................well i have a green one AND a dark earth one!

J/K, thanks much for sharing. It sure is a collectors piece to me, i'd never shoot it.

Batesmotel
11-06-2012, 13:14
I have an extremely early Gen 1 G17 with well over 100,000 rounds fired. Congrats on having one in pristine condition.

I do not think of glocks as collectors pieces but a NIB Gen1 G17 could be one.

Bruce M
11-06-2012, 16:13
:agree:

I agree that there are few Glocks that qualify as collectibles but that one well may. There probably are not very many unshot first generation models left.

redrespeck
11-06-2012, 16:37
No. My box does not have a rounds rack in it. I believe my gun was produced in October 1988 given the serial number, but the armorer believed it was an earlier model given some markings on it?? Not sure which ones. Go figure, thought the serial number told it all.

Firecop203
11-06-2012, 17:22
I love the old form fit boxes. Can't stand the current clam shell ones.

kaech
11-06-2012, 17:57
Cool! I'd sure like to see the gen 1 g19 you bought at the time you bought the 17.... ive heard of them but never seen one

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Lee-online
11-06-2012, 18:09
I have a nice CZ prefix G17. It has to be hard to find a brand new gen 1. Almost one of a kind and could be put in the nra museum.

Check out this thread for what year yours is.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1287557

bac1023
11-06-2012, 22:58
Thanks much for the welcome. Yes, I suppose it's fairly unique given condition, new in box, unfired, etc. I took it to a gun show here last week to show the Glock armorer who is a very nice fellow and who said he would love to see it sometime. He was in awe. I had some crazy offers for it. I was quite surprised. Original cost: $345.00 with tax! Last offer from guy who REALLY wanted it: $900.00. CRAZY! I wouldn’t sell for 2K as my young boys are becoming enthusiast and think that it's just awesome that Dad has one of the first Glock 17's new in a box and that they get to own it one day. Guess there are just some things you can't put a price on.


Yeah, I certainly wouldn't sell it, that's for sure.

bac1023
11-06-2012, 23:00
I do not think of glocks as collectors pieces but a NIB Gen1 G17 could be one.

If any Glock is, that's the one for sure. :cool:

redrespeck
11-06-2012, 23:19
Yes, I wish my 19 was a Gen 1 (Super Rare); but it's a Gen 2 (which I think started showing up in late 1988. Actually, I picked up both guns within several weeks of each other in late 1988 at a local gun shop. Believe it or not, the owner (a friend of mine) did not like these "ugly plastic guns". At the time, seems a company called "Ron Shirks Shooter", or something along that line, had a special on Glock handguns and he ordered three of the 17's earlier in the year, but they didn't sell! I only bought the 17 Gen 1 because it was on a back shelf collecting dust and he said: "Give me 345 cash and take it". I didn't have time to take it out to the range, so I threw it in the safe at the time and forgot about it. Several weeks or so later, I'm at the same shop and he had this Gen 2 Model 19 (as evidenced by serial number) that he ordered for a customer very recently who decided against it. Picked it up for about 350 as I recall. It was smaller for more concealed carry; so I just stuck to shooting this one. I now own 12 Glock models and I must say, they are my favoriates for rough and rugged use. Don't get me wrong, they're not my Wilson Combats; however, they always go bang when I need them to.Thanks again for all the comments.

et45
11-07-2012, 05:06
there is no such thing as an "unfired" Glook.They are all fired at the factory before they leave.:rofl:

tercel89
11-07-2012, 10:09
All I can say is that it is one sexy hot momma ! :cool:

Hugo R
11-07-2012, 12:28
Wow, I'd love to have one like that! Congrats!!!

HR:cool:

bac1023
11-07-2012, 16:08
there is no such thing as an "unfired" Glook.They are all fired at the factory before they leave.:rofl:

Factory fired only is basically considered unfired.

You could say the same for most any gun.

bac1023
11-07-2012, 16:08
Wow, I'd love to have one like that! Congrats!!!

HR:cool:

:agree:

DeLo
11-07-2012, 17:22
Nice! welcome!

SCmasterblaster
11-07-2012, 17:41
I wonder how many unfired Gen 1 Glocks are out there? I must be getting old. I remember when Glocks were new.

ignantmike
11-07-2012, 18:55
I wonder how many unfired Gen 1 Glocks are out there? I must be getting old. I remember when Glocks were new.
not many i'm sure....

SCmasterblaster
11-07-2012, 19:12
not many i'm sure....

I always have my eye out for one. :cool:

NITE SITE 53
11-07-2012, 19:26
Very nice. If I had a chance to get one like yours I would snap it up without hesitation. Hard to tell if it will become a collectors piece but I would say that most were bought to use and there is probably not a whole lot out there that are factory new. The box and all the goodies that came with it are a plus also. Man, I remember when these were new to the market too. good haul!

Butch
11-07-2012, 20:49
I believe my gun was produced in October 1988 given the serial number, but the armorer believed it was an earlier model given some markings on it??
Welcome!

Please post the letter prefix of the serial numbers (19 and 17), and the date codes (the three small letters on the barrel to the far right of the serial number).

Smokin45
11-07-2012, 22:52
Dang I just felt it move....

redrespeck
11-08-2012, 14:08
Thanks again for comments, guys. I'm in UT right now, but when I return home to LA I will get specifics numbers requested and post. Maybe the experts can shed some light on details. Any "yes", realize no such thing as "unfired" from factory, just meant that I bought it new in box and it has never been fired since it left the factory. Thanks.

ca survivor
11-08-2012, 19:04
:welcome: