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Glock Finishes

Discussion in 'Glock Collector's Club' started by Coogan, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Coogan

    Coogan Original "G"

    Nov 17, 2003
    Eastern PA
    Glock pistols have had two different finish types - a matte phosphate and (insert coined term for current finish).

    Note that "Tenifer" is NOT finish - it is a heat treatment known as carbonnitriding. Please refer to this.

    The matte phosphate finish was used from the beginning of production to 2002 when the (insert coined term for current finish) transitioned in around the EUGxxxUS range.
  2. SnowCajun

    SnowCajun Old, no cure!

    Feb 17, 2008
    Spokane Valley, WA
    I found that interesting, thx for posting it.

  3. ppsnatcher


    Sep 13, 2014
    Are they still tenifer treated? People say they are now using Nitriding, is it the same process with another name?
  4. trozau

    trozau troy ounce gold

    Jun 14, 2001
    Glockland, USA
    My Gen 1 G17 (DCxxxUS) born and bought in 1988 has flat phosphate finish that looks and feels different from my G36 (DYMxxxUS) and G32 (EEDxxxUS) glossy matte finish born and bought in 2000 and 2001, respectively. My G23 (NZNxxx) and G19 (PARxxx) born in 2009 and 2010 (both bought in 2010) has glossy matte finish similar to the 2000 and 2001 GLOCKs. :cool:
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2014