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Different serial number frame and slide

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by hawgrider, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. hawgrider

    hawgrider

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    So tell me since I know Glock has replaced frames for various reasons. Does it affect the price any if the numbers don't match on the frame and the slide?
     
  2. Warhammer28

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    I thought they matched the number and then just added a one at the end. Are you planning on selling it? If not then the value is the same.
     

  3. bowerman

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    To me personally, it would matter if you were the person that sent it back to glock, and you could provide an explanation. If it all sounded legitimate, I would have no problem buying it.
     
  4. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    I wouldn't buy a brand new gun that the numbers didn't match but a used gun I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  5. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

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    It would depend on whether or not it was something people considered "collectible". Just a normal shooter? Wouldn't care either way. I would ask some questions but in the end it wouldn't matter.
     
  6. hawgrider

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    Thanks all was just curious cause I have a 21sf ambi and just not sure what to do. I know Glock will replace frame on it. I love the gun and have no issues but........just never know.
     
  7. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    Well here's a question for you...

    My Glock 20 and Glock 21SF have swappable frames. If I swap them and decide to sell one off with the other frame then what does it get registered as?
     
  8. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

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    The Frame is "the gun".
     
  9. DAIadvisor

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    +1. I don't care about the serials on barrel and slide. What's the condition of the weapon? That will determine the price. If you have matching numbers and your gun is all jacked up, you'll get half the price regardless whether the numbers match or not.
     
  10. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    That's what I thought. Just weird because they are 2 totally different guns...
     
  11. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    None matching serial numbers do lower the price, even if there is no rational reason for it.
     
  12. ChicagoZman

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    Two of my guns have non matching serial numbers as I purchased the slides and frames separately. They still shoot the same.

    And I wouldn't expect any change in resale value unless they were otherwise collectible.
     
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  13. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    I don't believe functionality was ever in question...
     
  14. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    No, they don't match numbers. No, it makes no difference in resale or legality. If it were an antique or collectors item, perhaps, but for a standard gun, no concern.
     
  15. C0untZer0

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    My G34 had a nice trigger kit in it.

    It was easier to just put my 17L upper on it rather than remove the trigger from the G34.
     
  16. rockymtnhorror

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    I bought a G30 used that was subject to a frame recall. Glock service replaced it free, of course, but offered me a choice: I could have a frame with a non-matching s/n and get it back in a couple of weeks, or get a matching s/n with a 1 added in about 8 weeks. I got the non-matching one as it's just a daily shooter. I don't care as long as it works (which it does, quite well).
     
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  17. cciman

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    There are many on this forum who will not touch a gun without all matching numbers. But they also worry about holster wear on the Glock shiny finish.

    Un-informed, and willing to pay more for the "virgin" Glock.

    Yes you, as the seller, do suffer the ignorance.
     
  18. Dr.Crash

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    I just sent my G26 back for the frame recall and some new night sights. So he frame number will most likely be different? Not that it matters to me as i dont plan on selling it.
     
  19. Bill Lumberg

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    It wouldn't matter if you were selling. Yes, different serial number.
     
  20. BuckyP

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    This. For those in the "market", ALL will buy one with matching SNs, but only a percentage of those will also consider non matching SNs, and even a smaller percentage of that will pay the same price for your gun as one that is also for sale with matching numbers. That is just how it is. Too bad companies feel the need to put SNs on anything but the frame.

    I turned two Beretta E1A into Vertecs by changing the slides. No one would be the wiser (not that I ever plan on selling them).