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Old 11-11-2010, 21:06   #1
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Gen 1 Glocks

Why are Gen 1's so hard to find or am I missing something?
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:26   #2
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1st Gen G17s were only made for a few years - and those years had VERY low production numbers compared to today. If I did my math correctly, there were only about 115,000 Glocks (G17, G18 and G19) made to the end of Gen 1 production worldwide.

Attrition - how many guns (not just Glocks) are lost to fire, flood, etc?

Finally, most guys that have older Glocks just keep them. I work in a shop and can tell you that for roughly every 10 used Glocks we get, 9 will have been made in the past 2 years.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:01   #3
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A lot of the 1st gen Glocks were issued to Law Enforcement Agencies and were up-graded with new trigger bars, fps, firing pins and extractors. They were used and abused by the Police and eventually ended up on the Surplus Markets, which have long since dried up.

I go to gun shows all the time and when I do see a 1st gen they are almost always in fair condition. A few years ago I found a NIB AA*** Glock 17 for selling for $400. Some old man had it, and I would have bought it but at the time I didn't have any money with me. A like new minty Glock 17 gen 1 can sometimes be found on Gunbroker.com

I happen to own a minty gen 1 that has all it's original components. It has the black serial number plate, all the black guts and does not have the lanyard hole in the grip. I baby this gun and occasionally will take it out of the safe and shoot it at the range.
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Old 11-13-2010, 13:39   #4
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A lot of the 1st gen Glocks were issued to Law Enforcement Agencies and were up-graded with new trigger bars, fps, firing pins and extractors. They were used and abused by the Police and eventually ended up on the Surplus Markets, which have long since dried up.

I go to gun shows all the time and when I do see a 1st gen they are almost always in fair condition. A few years ago I found a NIB AA*** Glock 17 for selling for $400. Some old man had it, and I would have bought it but at the time I didn't have any money with me. A like new minty Glock 17 gen 1 can sometimes be found on Gunbroker.com

I happen to own a minty gen 1 that has all it's original components. It has the black serial number plate, all the black guts and does not have the lanyard hole in the grip. I baby this gun and occasionally will take it out of the safe and shoot it at the range.

Unless they are SWAT, etc... or the rare "shooter" police officer, you would be hard pressed to find an well used police gun. Abused? Most of them never come out of the holster. I can't speak to the cleaning aspect of abuse, but our 2nd Gen G22s are rocking fine since '97.

ETA- I have an AH and an AL 1st Gen gun. one was given to me and the other was purchased at a pawn shop about 3 years ago for 300ish.

Both have been upgraded, but I kept the original guts on one of them. The other was done before I got it. I don't baby them, I just have so many Glocks, they never get shot. I think I might get a threaded barrel and suppressor for one of them.

As an aside, I think the first few thousand guns brought in started around the AE AF serial ranges since they were closer to the door when shipping began.
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Old 01-30-2011, 22:36   #5
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Is there a poster here who has the earliest/oldest Gen 1 Glock 17 on the forum/board and has identified it's provenance and history ?
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Old 02-02-2011, 00:02   #6
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Someone, somewhere, has "AA000US". There was a thread about the oldest Glock owned by a board member. I think if you use the search function on this forum, you will find it. If not, try searching all of Glock Talk with the search function up near the top of the page.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:45   #7
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Is there a poster here who has the earliest/oldest Gen 1 Glock 17 on the forum/board and has identified it's provenance and history ?
Mine is DC395.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:43   #8
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Gen 1 G17

Does this mean I should hang on to my G17 serial ARM053US.

Does it make it worth more than the $489.00 I paid for it?

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Does this mean I should hang on to my G17 serial ARM053US.

Does it make it worth more than the $489.00 I paid for it?

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No, that's a Gen 2 pistol. Gen 1s were over before they got half-way through the 2-digit alpha prefixes.

The value on your pistol depends on a lot of things, including, where in the country you are, the condition, and if it still has everything with it. In my part of the country, a used Gen-2 G17 is a $400 gun, TOPS (in perfect, near-new shape with all accessories).
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Old 11-12-2010, 15:41   #10
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Thanks for the reply... I don't intend on selling it or my other 3 glocks. (G17,G18,G26,G27)

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Old 11-12-2010, 20:36   #11
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Thanks for the reply... I don't intend on selling it or my other 3 glocks. (G17,G18,G26,G27)

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So you own a G18, and you're worried about getting a first gen G17???
or was that a typo???
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Old 10-08-2011, 17:48   #12
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I have a 1988 Gen 1 G17. But I got it from a gun show in Northern VA for only $320. DC was one of the first adopters if the Glock 17 so I guess they're plentiful used. Nice gun and accurate.
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:46   #13
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I had a Gen 1 pencil barrel in it's original box with all the tools, unfired. I sold it a few yrs ago to a collector. He paid a very nice price to me for that setup.

Still have 1 Gen 1 17 left. Sold another that had been used for yrs in GSSF.

I also had and then sold, GSSF0002 G17. I was offered the opportunity to buy GSSF0001 and passed for #2.
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:30   #14
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I have a very early 1st Gen G17L. DA was the first prefix. Mine is DA1XX.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:30   #15
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I own AY380us bought by me in oct 1986
I have a neat story about my glock, in 1991 some assH(*& robber broke into my house and stole 3 guns, my glock was one of them, I was pretty pissed to say the least well in 2010 I get a letter from the ATF, stating the fontana sheriffs dept. has one of my guns, and sent me a release letter, as I enter the sheriffs office and state who I am, show them this letter, all eyes are upon me, whispers here and there and 5 officers following me into the room they directed me into, I see a female officer sitting behind the desk, I realize I am in the evidence room, after I give her the paper she pulls out my tupperware glock case, my eyes widen "where on earth did you get that?" I say, all eyes sway to the the left (my right) to a file cabinet against the wall.?????
The female officer says, you see the new carpet? well when we changed the old carpet and moved the file cabinet there my glock was sitting on the floor behind the file cabinet, back in 1991 the robber was caught with this glock in his car and it was put into evidence , they dont know how it ended up behind the cabinet.. 22 years ,they asked me to sign a paper as not to press charges, i said "are you kidding me I am so happy to have my glock back" but had to sign anyway, after explaining the story of the robbery,myself and a few officers went down the street to a range , the owner of the range didnt even charge us after he was told the story...
pretty cool, now I have my MINT gen 1 glock
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:07   #16
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I have a very early 1st Gen G17L. DA was the first prefix. Mine is DA1XX.
I have 17L s/n DB702. Mine has the solid (not ported) replacement barrel. How about yours?

I'm shooting mine. You?
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I have 17L s/n DB702. Mine has the solid (not ported) replacement barrel. How about yours?

I'm shooting mine. You?
I plan on competing in the GSSF match in Conyers, GA with it this year, instead of my G35.
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I saw one with serial number CBN465 at a firing range here in Manila.
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I own a Gen1 SN AT**** dated by Glock 1986-06-01. It was a safe queen and is in like new condition. I was lucky to find it.
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I got my original G17 #E*******. Used, in CA for $459 + tax & fees. No regrets.

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