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Discussion in 'Glock Collector's Club' started by collegeconservative, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. collegeconservative


    Nov 6, 2009
    My Dad has one of the first 400 g17L's brought to America.

    Serial is 42X, Any ideas if this is a collectors piece at all, or should he just shoot the P*** out of it?
  2. legion3


    Mar 31, 2000
    Parrish FL
    To most people it would not be a collector's item. A Glock is a Glock and a old Glock is an old glock.

    To the people that post here it might be. A old Glock is a classic glock to many of us. That being said all my classic glocks are shooters and SD guns if needed.

    What is the two letter code? The number on a Glock without the two letter code is meaningless.

    The first two batches were DA and DB. Some had ported barrels and most didn't.

    A Factory ported barrel would make the gun more unique. The ported barrels also reportedly could crack.

    Unless its mint with original box and all the stuff (and even then it probably wouldn't fetch a big payday) I would say load...shoot...repeat!
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010

  3. collegeconservative


    Nov 6, 2009
    The code is DB and yes it does have the ported barrel. But no, it doesnt have the barbie accessories and its not mint, so I guess its gonna be a shooter
  4. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Almost Done

    Sep 12, 2006
    Rocking Chair
    Sounds like you have a gun for am comp this weekend. :supergrin:
  5. legion3


    Mar 31, 2000
    Parrish FL
    I have one of those too. Mine is a DB with the factory ported barrel and mine is not mint. I did go ahead and buy a factory non ported 17L barrel so that the ported barrel is not overused.

    When I was at Glock's armorer's course in May at Smyrna, they said the ported barrel "might" or "could" or "maybe" perhaps crack at some point. They did not however offer to swap out the barrel.
  6. gunlove


    Apr 10, 2003
    Fort Campbell, TN
    The trigger on mine is BY FAR the best glock trigger I have ever felt. Smooth break and zero overtravel.
    Were they all like this? How about the newer ones?
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  7. ohio pat

    ohio pat

    Nov 23, 2010
    I do not think that the Glock 17L's are in the catalogue anymore. It looks like the two with the DB were made in April of 1988.

    Mine has a serial #BMDXXXUS and was made in July of 1995 long after the DB series. Mine also has the ported barrel.

    It is a neat pistol and I have not seen another in the Cincinnati Ohio area.
    I have no idea how many were imported into the U.S. but would lover to know.

    I never thought of the barrel cracking. Guess I should look for an after market fully supported barrel for it.

    Luckily we have a gun show in Cincinnati this weekend, I will try to find one there.

    Thanks for the posting.

    Pat Olvey

  8. LarryNC

    LarryNC Millennium Member

    Dec 27, 1999
    I have a Gen2 17L and I completely agree with you, the trigger-pull on those are really nice.
  9. domino1


    Mar 24, 2013
    I have a ported 17L DB SN that is NIB.