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Old 03-20-2012, 11:57   #1
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Gen 1 / 1st gen / First Generation Glock 19

gen 1 / 1st gen / first generation / first gen

Please excuse the title and any cryptic/redundant text. It was a PITA finding search terms that would find any info on first gen 19's, so I'm using every variation I can think of to help people searching in the future. I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and picked up one of the "mythical" gen 1 19's (1988 production). I just have 1 picture at the moment, but I'll get more soon. It didn't have the original case and just came with one original mag unfortunately, though the gun is in fairly decent shape for the age.

The notable differences with these guns, over second generation 19's, are the grip angle and reduced arch (it's effectively like a Gen 1 17 that's been grip chopped). The gun feels great, and feels like a gen 2 19 with a heat reduction on the arch. In addition to that, the original recoil spring assembly (RSA) is uncaptured.

One notable thing is, on the right side of the slide (right side as in looking at the gun from the back) is stamped K.S. A.B.C. for Kansas State Alcoholic Beverage Control. Judging by the minimal information I was able to find out there, the very few gen 1 19's I was able to find pictures of all appeared to be stamped with these same markings for this same LE department.

Thankfully all serial numbers match on this gun, barrel, slide, frame, as well as all the proof marks.

I spent a significant amount of time researching these first gen 19's. It was difficult to find any sort of definitive info regarding the origins of these guns. The best conclusion I could come to with the minimal info available is, it appears to me that in 1988 there were a handful of these first gen 19's imported (info varies from roughly ~12-24 guns, maybe a few more but not very many). It sounds to me like it may be a possibility they were imported for testing by the ATF to determine legality and eligibility for importation, and then subsequently were purchased by or donated to the Kansas State Alcoholic Beverage Control for issue.

I had trouble finding much info on these. What I did find was minimal at best, with a total lack of pictures or good pictures. I plan on helping change that. I'll get as many pics as I can to better document these rare guns. Here's one to get started:

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Old 03-20-2012, 16:14   #2
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Nice!


I assume the first two letters of the serial number are "DN", or "AN"?
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Old 03-20-2012, 16:20   #3
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Yep, it is AN4XX.
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Old 03-20-2012, 17:16   #4
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ok enquiring minds want to know..... how much did you plink down for this beauty.
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Old 03-20-2012, 17:23   #5
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Looks to me like a G17 frame was cut to the size of a G19. I don't believe it is a true Gen 1 G19.

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:28   #6
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Looks to me like a G17 frame was cut to the size of a G19. I don't believe it is a true Gen 1 G19.


ok so are you just this ignorant to know how to read??

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Thankfully all serial numbers match on this gun, barrel, slide, frame, as well as all the proof marks.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:13   #7
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ok so are you just this ignorant to know how to read??
I will be more clear. I believe the frame was cut by someone other than Glock.


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I will be more clear. I believe the frame was cut by someone other than Glock.


I think OP is indicating by all the serial numbers matching, the slide is a G19 slide, then the receiver would have to be a different serial number if it was originally a G17 cut down to accept a G19 slide.

All evidence suggests this (photo) is a legit gen 1 Glock 19. Now, the OP has to prove he did not just snap a pic of it, or find one on the internet and claim it is in his possession. So yes, some more photos would indicate the OP is legit.
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Old 03-20-2012, 18:03   #9
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If the markings and serial number are correct (as stated "AN4XX") ...I think it is legit.
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Old 03-20-2012, 23:16   #10
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More pics please!
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:23   #11
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:19   #12
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More pics would settle this.Again,more pics please!
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:59   #13
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More pics would settle this. Again, more pics please!
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Old 03-22-2012, 21:46   #14
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That looks exactly the same as mine. K.S. A.B.C.

If you do a search here you'll find several pictures that I posted of it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:06   #15
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PM me if you would like to discuss a price that would give you a nice profit.

I have never wanted to own a Glock as much as I want one of these K.S. A.B.C. factory cut 19's.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:40   #16
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How about some more pics OP?
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:38   #17
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Sorry guys for the lack of response. Between having a full time job, building my business on the side (in itself a full time job), preparing for the purchase of a house next month, planning for a wedding.......I basically have no free time left. I'll try to get some pics ASAP, but I've had a lot on my plate lately.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:21   #18
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Nice!

I would love to hear the story behind finding this for sale somewhere. Talk about lucky! Did you buy a lottery ticket that day, too??
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Old 04-25-2012, 23:20   #19
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Old 04-26-2012, 22:11   #20
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Dude come on,take 15 minutes and give a little more info on this find.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:37   #21
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Are these "Gen 1" units rare? I think I have one.

Are these rare as some posts seems to indicate?

I ask since I have what appears to be an earlier model 19 as it has a single pin above the trigger. Bought it new in late 1993. Maybe 300 rounds through it. I don't have the "KS ABC" on the slide, though. It does have some mild checkering on the front strap & grip. This may make it gen 2.

I gotta do some research to see what the differences are with later generations and why mine only has 1 pin over the trigger instead of 2. Although I've owned this for almost 20 years I really don't know much about them. Kinda rediscovered shooting when time and circumstances began to allow.

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Are these rare as some posts seems to indicate?

I ask since I have what appears to be an earlier model 19 as it has a single pin above the trigger. Bought it new in late 1993. Maybe 300 rounds through it. I don't have the "KS ABC" on the slide, though. It does have some mild checkering on the front strap & grip. This may make it gen 2.

I gotta do some research to see what the differences are with later generations and why mine only has 1 pin over the trigger instead of 2. Although I've owned this for almost 20 years I really don't know much about them. Kinda rediscovered shooting when time and circumstances began to allow.
If the frame looks like this one, it's a Gen2:
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The 9mm guns only need the single pin above the trigger, the only reason new one's have two pins is because it simplifies the manufacturing process....why make two different frames when two pin frames work with all models?
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You are right, thanks.

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If the frame looks like this one, it's a Gen2:
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The 9mm guns only need the single pin above the trigger, the only reason new one's have two pins is because it simplifies the manufacturing process....why make two different frames when two pin frames work with all models?
You are 100% right. I sent it to Glock last summer and they replaced/updated several parts, including the EDP assembly/spring, firing pin assembly, front sight and recoil spring. They did for free as some sort of update. Good customer service, IMO.

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:45   #24
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Old 05-06-2012, 00:26   #25
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Where are those pics, OP?
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