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Just Picked Up a NIB G19 w/Austrian Proofs

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Farmalljon, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Farmalljon

    Farmalljon

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    Hi all. Great site you have here. I just came home from a gun show with a NIB third gen G19 with Austrian Proofs on the frame and slide. I had no idea what the marks meant when I bought it. I just learned here on this site that they are Austrian proof marks. So my question is, is it worth more than a regular G19? The guy I bought it off had no idea what the marks meant, and therefore I paid for a "regular" g19. If it's worth more, I'll sell it and buy a "Smyrna" G19 to use as a shooter. Let me know what you guys think......Shoot or Sell?
     
  2. hatidua

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    You likely won't be able to sell it for any more than you could buy a non-Austrian proofed one for unless you got it for very cheap.

    Load it and shoot it.
     

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    i agree.... the protection it offers is worth more than what you'll get by selling it....
     
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  4. ClearDark

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    No. It is not worth any more than a US made one. The austrian proofs might mean something to someone, but to most it's a G19 and it's worth as much as any other G19. Shoot it.
     
  5. Glock+2

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    Guys that are looking for these will pay more...so, yes

    The ones that don't have them will tell you no
     
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    I have one, and the answer is still no. They are everywhere here in DFW/TX. $449+tax at every gunshow.
     
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    Buy guns to shoot, not to collect.
     
  9. Zatec

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    If they are worth more then the gun shops would charge more for them.:wavey:
     
  10. Glock+2

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    :needspics:
     
  11. 13BRAVO

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    I just moved to Texas, do you know of any good shows in the El Paso area?
     
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    I've got a thread going right now in which I'm looking for help in locating one of these. Not much luck so far. If you can pick one up new-in-box for $449 I'll take it off your hands for $525 plus shipping. Must be NIB; not interested in pre-owned. Thanks.
     
  13. G26S239

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    My HNM prefix Glock 19 had the brass collected September 26 2005 and was therefore all made in Austria. It has been 100% reliable and I don't see how special proof marks would make it a better gun. My 1998 commercial Walther P5 and 1978 Colt Detective Special have greater collector potential than a 19 with the same Proof Marks that several thousand other Glocks have.