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2-pin G19 pricing advice

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 8th ID, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. 8th ID

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    Just saw a 2-pin G19 at a local pawn shop. Minimal wear on finish. Looks to be in great condition. Wasn't allowed to field strip/look inside. All functions were good. Comes with 30-day warranty, box, and 2 mags.

    Asking price $439. Any ideas on the price?
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    That's an ok price,.......the 2nd Gen models are getting harder to find in great condition!
     
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    faa--

    Thanks for the info. It is PULLING me.:wow:

    My hope is that when I go back into the shop it will be gone:rofl:


    Maybe I just shouldn't go back in there!!!
     
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    I have seen a few new-in-box condition 3nd Gens sell for nearly $600.

    A $439 2nd Gen is a crap-load cheaper than a 3rd Gen & grip work.
     
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    Not bad for a second gen...it's not like they are increasing in numbers. Best of luck.
     
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    I have been carrying one for over 15 years. They work great. No issues.
     
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    I would not buy it unless I could take the slide off to check for frame battering.
    If you decide you want it but are also willing to walk away from it if need be then go in and lay cash on the counter, tell them you want to take the slide off to look at it and if they still refuse then walk away.
    Also one of the ways pawn shops acquire guns is people use them as collateral to borrow money, then if they can't pay the pawn shop sells the gun.
    My local pawn loans 50% of what they think they can sell the gun for. So if it's one of these then they may have a little more room to work with you on price so ask if they will take less.
    Mine had a mint 1973 vintage Ruger Security Six with box with a $425 price tag, I asked if they had any room to work with it and I got it for $375 OTD.
     
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    I bet they would take 4-crisp hunnert dollar bills.......
     
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    :dunno:

    This is a new one,......care to explain?
     
  12. 3rdgen40

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    I would not do business with any shop that would not let me inspect a gun I was interested in buying.
    I made that mistake at a gun show recently.The gun I bought is at S&W for repairs now.
     
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    I would definitely want to take the slide off and examine the internals. At least, inside the barrel, slide underside, peek around in the receiver. I think that's a more than reasonable request if you have the cash right there.

    They probably though you were a "Looky Lou" the first time you went in there. Take your cash and tell them you need to see inside it... I would think they would be okay with that?

    Good luck.
     
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    I've looked at this place before. No one I know has been allowed to field strip ANY firearm. Don't really know why, and haven't asked why.

    I may go back down there tomorrow with some cash in hand and ask again to see the internals. It may be in my best interest if it were already sold.

    Don't really NEED another gun, but what does NEED have to do with it?:wow:
     
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    So they won't field strip it FOR you? You don't care to display your Glock field strip prowess, you just want to see the internals of a used gun.

    You have to make up your own mind. For me... I'd take my cash it, plunk it down, and be firm about wanting to see the inside regardless of who takes it apart. If they say no...

    The other thing you could think about is... if you bought it blind and it WAS bad? You could send it back to Glock. If it was really messed up, they may well send you back a brand new Gen3 (or Gen4). If that's not something you want, you probably could sell for a profit?

    I dunno... just thinking of your options on this one.
     
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    I think it is an older generation gun, regardless of its condition, $429 seems really steep to me. It may not be in your area. We have academy sports and new glocks sell for $499 there. I am a fan of used guns, but wouldn't pay that for it. Perhaps he is in it too deep, but I would offer $350 with cash in hand, and you need to look at it.
     
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    is it a gen2 or gen3 gun? Glock did make the gen3 frame guns for a few months before going to the 3 pin guns... I would buy it if it was either as my older glocks seem to shoot better than the newer guns. I dont know why but they do!
     
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    Went back to the shop today. I told the guy that I'd put $150 down to lay it away, and pay a total (including tax) of $400. I added that I wouldn't do the deal unless I could field strip it. Apparently he had to go ask someone else. My feelings were that it had been there a while. Long story short-Field stripped it, and all is well inside. I don't have the magic ability to determine how many rounds have been shot through it. It shows normal wear to me. And the slide holster wear is minimal. Handed him my debit card. Did the deal.

    Ser# is LH***US. From the serial number thread here it was most likely manufactured/test fired Feb. 1990.

    In a couple weeks, I'll be shooting and posting pics.:cool:
     
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    Gen 2.

    2 pins, no finger groves/rail.
     
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    You did well on the transaction...well played!!!:supergrin: Enjoy the G19