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Glock 19 - 1989 FOP Inaugural Model

Discussion in 'Glock Collector's Club' started by Glockboy2, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Glockboy2


    Jun 19, 2012
    I would like to find out any more info on this Glock 19. I have never seen one for sale and little to no info on the Internet about it.

    These Glocks were offered as an off-duty weapon to members of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Dept. in March of 1989, with delivery in August of 1989. It is stamped: "1989 Inaugural Model" with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) symbol. It has factory night sites. This is when they started carrying Glocks.

    I don't think there are very many out there since it was an optional purchase for D.C. police officers.

    Any guess on its value?


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  2. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000

  3. jkrubi


    Dec 24, 2011
    I find it interesting that it does not have Austrian proof marks. Most Glocks from this period would have them.
  4. trozau

    trozau troy ounce gold

    Jun 14, 2001
    Glockland, USA
    I was looking hard for it, too. Hmmm... strange. Maybe not from 1989 after all.
  5. Glockboy2


    Jun 19, 2012
    I actually have 2 of these Glock 19s. I am not the original owner. I was friends with one of the officers. Some of his co-workers needed money so I picked them up in the early 90s.

    The first has Serial # FUxxx which does have the proof marks.

    The second has Serial # LZxxx which does not have the proof marks.

    Maybe they were manufactured in more than one production run?

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  6. trozau

    trozau troy ounce gold

    Jun 14, 2001
    Glockland, USA
    From the Serial Number Thread: FUxxx is in the 1989 year range and LZxxx is in the 1990 year range.

    ZTD date code on the FUxxx serial decodes to Jun '89 test fire.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2012
  7. MakeMineA10mm

    MakeMineA10mm * * * * Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Feb 13, 1999
    Central Illinois
    These pistols were contracted through FOP Lodge #1, Washington, D.C. They are a bit rare, unless you have a connection, like you found. Because they were not ordered by the Dept., I consider these commemoratives, rather than police-agency-marked Glocks, which means, these are actually the first commemoratives Glock ever made (pre-dating the Desert Storm by a couple years).

    I did not know there were two separate production runs, but I know there wasn't a huge number made.

    As to value, I've been haggling with a retired DC ofcr. who tells me he has 3-4 of these. He thinks they should be worth a couple thousand each, but I'm the only person in 10 years to make him a serious offer, and, let's just say, we're far apart. In another 10 years lots-to-most of these will show up in gunshops in northern VA at reasonable prices. I'm patient.