Hi, yesterday I was spending some time in my local gun shop when an old man came to sell a couple of his guns. Among them he had a nice Glock 19. Upon closer inspection I noted it was probably a Gen 2, which based on its condition, was definitely a safe queen. After talking with him for a while, I got the gun for $300 (gun only, no box, documents or mags). One cool thing is that the gun has the original Glock adjustable sights (that ones that hang off the slide).
I took it to the range and she performed flawlessly with my Glock 17 mags. Some fellow gun enthusiast that I met on the range told me to not shoot it as it could go up in value if left in the current conditions. I however, don’t think that would happen, and even if it does, I’m not a collector… be it guns, sports cars or guitars, I like to use them as they were intended to be used.
Based on the BBK prefix (and the absence of finger grooves on the frame), I know is a Gen 2, but is there anything else I can learn from the serial number (date of production, if I need to upgrade the striking pin)?
Thanks for your help!