I just took possession of the family heirloom, a 2nd Gen. Glock 19. There is an interesting sticker on the tupperware box I have never seen before that says 1987 US-Award Best In The Market for the G17 and the package info label on the side has has faded almost away. Its almost 20 years old,a classic ,and will soon be an antique at 25 and there still the best thing out. Its literally brand new in the box with two pre-ban mags, original cleaning rod,brush,mag loader,manual, warranty card and all. The manual says 1990 but I also have the original receipt 11/07/91 for 479.78 + tax, 515.76 OTD. Interestingly enough it was bought at the West Memphis,AR (TN) WalMart. It doesn't have the nickle plated internals free upgrade/recall but i would like to keep it origonal for the nostalgia. They don't make things like they used to. The machining is very nice and it hasn't had a problem with corrosion in over 20 years.The frame rails even look better. I would also hate for it to get lost in shipping and even if i was in GA i would want to keep the factory parts. I do need to upgrade to the captured recoil rod and wider take down bar spring if i want to carry it. It needs one mag spring also. Do the Gen3 mag springs work with these NFML tubes and followers ? The Gen3 G17 fits my hand perfect but i actually like no finger groves on the g19 better. My hands are too large and it seems like my grip keeps shifting on my Gen3 19. No acc. rail is a more snag free design also. The thing that confuses me is why such an early model Glock doesn't have the Austrian eagle and proof stamp, and the frame just says GlockInc. Smyrna,GA. . Did Glock actually build the frames this early?