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Glock tupperware

Discussion in 'Glock Collector's Club' started by Pranqster, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Pranqster

    Pranqster

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    my used glock came in a tupperware with instruction manual, should I Keep it or sell it? Any Ideas what its worth....box of ammo or a magazine maybe? FYI Im not a "collector"
     
  2. darth_ibis

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    More information is needed to answer your question. Do you know what generation the box is from? What is the date for the instruction manual?
     
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  3. Firecop203

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    Is it like one of these?

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  4. glockhoarder

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    As noted, totally depends on which tupperware. Pics would be great.
     
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  5. Pranqster

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    It looks just like the one above, and the user guide is from 1988. The guide looks like its new, and is pretty neat with drawings of the gun instead of pictures. Im new, and I don't think Im allowed to post pics yet?
     
  6. Firecop203

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    Which one? There are two different ones in the picture.
     
  7. Pranqster

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    The one with the red sticker.
     
  8. Dave in Edmonds

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    Regardless of collectibility, I feel that not having the box can lower resale value. I don't like them, but I keep all of my boxes.
     
  9. Pranqster

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    understandable, but the box is a lot older than the gun i bought. I think he had it laying around. Also, i like the new hinged style boxes; id probably trade for a new one.
     
  10. Firecop203

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    Both boxes in that picture are from 1988. The one on the left is three months older than the other one. The one on the right has the "idiot sticker". The post in the center of the boxes pushes the trigger to the rear when you put the pistol in the box. Owners were putting loaded and chambered Glocks in the boxes and shooting holes through the sides. So, to avoid this Glock started putting bright orange stickers inside the box instructing owners not to do that.
     
  11. gunlove

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    The bullet spacer boxes are what collectors are generally looking for. The above pictured are both "suicide boxes" which have flanges around the trigger. You can't put the weapon away without pulling the trigger. There was at least one death due to these flanges which were later removed (and also earlier not included).
     
  12. Pranqster

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess ill just throw it in the safe. The user maual is cool though.
     
  13. mnarcher

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    There should be a sticker on the side of the box with a label on it, that has the serial number on it. It should match your Guns serial number, obviously.

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  14. Pranqster

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    Mine won't match, I bought a used glock 23 that was made around 2009, but it was sent to my FFL in a much older tupperware box from1989-ish. :)
     
  15. mnarcher

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    Right now, anyways, I would rather have that box. The Gen3 and newer boxes are made for the recycle bin. For now, anyways.

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    Mnarcher,
    I think you're right. The original Tupperware boxes are iconic. They are very unique and very practical. I remember as far back as the 90s, the tupperware was very much a part of the excitement of buying a Glock.
     
  17. Pranqster

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    Theyre less bulky too, Its growing on me.
     
  18. Firecop203

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    Years ago when I went through my first armorers class the question was asked. “What are the holes in the middle of the box for.”

    The Glock instructor told us that the Glocks were usually locked and secured either by a cable running through the middle or by stacking them on top of each other with steel rods through the center with a lock on the end.
     
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