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Please help date this Glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by hsprincipal, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. hsprincipal

    hsprincipal

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    My friend gave me his G19 gen2 to take with me to Smyrna to replace sights. Got to looking and can't figure out the birth date. Serial number GW 957 US. When was it made and why the US after the serial #? None of my Glocks have the US. I think it was made in July of 1989. ???
     
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  2. 2740dmx

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    Looking at the only data bases that I know of.....
    I didn't see any "GW" prefix...

    I think your guess is probably about accurate.....
     

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    Likely somewhere between July and September of 1989. From what I understand early Glocks had US at the end of the serial number to designate them for export to the US, because they didn't require proof testing like the Glocks sent to other countries require.
     
  4. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    Glock will give you the data you're looking for.

    Call 770-432-1202.
     
  5. hsprincipal

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    Thank you so much for the information.
     
  6. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Glock/Austria used to add "US" to the end of all serial numbers. That practice was discontinued around 2004--a guess on the year.

    Your early G19 would be 1988 or 1989.
     
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    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    Agreed. The years seem about right.