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Imported vs. Made in Smyrna guns

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by aterry33, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. aterry33

    aterry33

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    I called Glock, our of curiousity, and gave them serial #'s for my pistols. They were all imported from Austria except one, a GLOCK 17 that was "made in Smyrna" as they said, on May 16, 2008.

    What differences, if any, will this gun have from the imported guns?

    I'm sure this has been discussed a lot here, but I have had rumors that the tennifer finish is different something about the EPA not letting them use the same process as they do in Austria. We I asked them about this they said "We can't comment on that."

    I looked for threads on this but couldn't find any. Could someone explain what is going on with that or direct me to some information?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Big Wes

    Big Wes

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    The only thing I can tell you is the one from Smyrna was assembled by an American.
     

  3. mvician

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    The frame was made here, the slide/barrel still made in Austria.
     
  4. YpsiBob

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    Buy American! :tongueout:
     
  5. ZRT650

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    yeah nothing much is different other than assembly and various markings found on the frame and barrel
     
  6. AustinTx

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    The frame (some) is made in the USA. The parts (slide & barrel) that get the Tenifer treatment still come from Austria. Someone will let us know if that's not right.:snoopy: