Collector potential for the 43X and 48 silver slides?

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  1. glockhoarder

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    I've read talk by Glock collectors that the silver slide 43X and 48 having been discontinued (esp. the 43X) may have some collector value moving forward.

    I've not paid attention to either. Being that the silver slide is the only factory Glock finish that I don't have I was able to order one of each from my BL dealer today for $350 each. It was the last silver slide 43X that they had in stock. Figured that I could't go too wrong at that price.

    Do you all have any thoughts on either of these collector wise?
     
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  2. mbar9607

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    I’ve heard they were discontinued when the black slide came out. Idk if it’ll have collector value or not.
     
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  3. slym2none

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    My thoughts?

    I am gonna shoot the **** out of my 48 (I have a silver slide).

    :)
     
  4. glockhoarder

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    At $350 I figured that I wasn't taking much risk. If no collector value then I'll shoot it.
     
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    Have the silver slide 48. Anyone wants to trade this silver slide for a black slide 48 (here in AZ) let me know.
     
  6. peanuts2018

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    I was thinking the same thing. But I am holding out.

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  7. slym2none

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    Did you get it for $350???

    o_O
     
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  8. glockhoarder

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    Yup. Blue Label price.
     
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  9. professor309

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    I think the only way they will have appreciable collector value is if they are kept in as new and unfired condition.
    I have one of each, but they are both shooters. I shoot the 43X some in outdoor GSSF matches. The 48 is going back in my carry pile as soon as I put a few hundred more more rounds through it with the S15 mags and mag catch.
     
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    (don't be a jerk, slym)
     
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  11. glockhoarder

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    That's the Blue Label price that LEOs can get from a regional BL distributor. That's what I got. It was their last one.

    Looking at Gunbroker realized prices these things are really bringing strong money already relative to MSRP.
     
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  12. glockhoarder

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    There is a reason that my collector friends call me "Mr. NIB" :)

    That said, looking at GB, even used ones in true auctions are bringing more than NIB MSRP.
     
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    That may happen then. I have seen a few at LGSs here that are not moving. But that may have changed in the last week. 19Xs seem to be in demand also.
     
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    I've got north of ~14k through my G48 silver slide. Looks like a collector's dream to me. :D
    G48 3.JPG
     
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    Good question. I think they could. My money is on the 19X or even the Gen 4 front serration summer special being a sleeper.
     
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    Yes the 19x austrian marked ones are getting hard to find. I managed to snag one used but in good shape

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    Thats qhat I think 1000 percent.

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    I grabbed the two silver slide models when I realized they'd fallen off the Glock site. My dealer was told by the distributor that we got the last of each that they had, and they could not get any more. Sitting in the same with all the others, including the unfired 19X, with no plans to shoot any of them.
     
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    With gun shortages in some areas and people wanting/needing them, is now the time to be hoarding guns that one isn't ever even going to shoot?

    :(
     
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    I’m sure if a small army needs to be outfitted with side arms Sniper will step up to arm them.
    Take peace and comfort in that.
     
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