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Model / Serial Number Breakdown

Discussion in 'Glock Collector's Club' started by G17Collector, May 19, 2008.

  1. G17Collector

    G17Collector Original "G"

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    The following is a breakdown of Glock models by the lowest reported serial number prefix and date. I have gathered most of this info from the Serial Number Survey and present it here as a reference.

    Currently this is a work in progress and the data presented here is NOT 100% accurate. If you have information that helps tighten up the discrepancies here, feel free to post here or shoot me a PM.

    Model - Date - Prefix - Misc. Notes

    G17 - 10/86 - AA
    G17C Gen2 - 1996 - CBT
    G17L - 4/88 - DA - First G17L, BTT date code
    G17 Gen3
    G17 Gen3 (USA) - UNK - AAAA
    G17C Gen3
    G17C Gen3 (USA)
    G17 Gen4 - 1/10 - PFB
    G17 Gen4 (USA) -
    G17C Gen4 (USA Only?) - -
    G17M
    G17M (USA)
    G17Gen5
    G17 Gen5 (USA)


    G18 - 12/88 - DU
    G18C - 12/88 - DU
    G18 Gen3
    G18C Gen3

    G19 Gen1 - 5/88 - AN
    G19 Gen2
    G19C Gen2- 1996 - CBS
    G19 Gen3
    G19C Gen3
    G19 Gen4
    G19 Gen4 (USA)
    G19C Gen4 (USA Only?)
    G19M
    G19 Gen5
    G19 Gen5 (USA)
    G19MHS - UNK - BDSU

    G20 Gen2 - 7/90 - MC
    G20C Gen2 - UNK - CDA
    G20 Gen3
    G20SF Gen3
    G20 Gen4

    G21 Gen2 - 12/90 - UB
    G21C Gen2 - 5/97 - CGD
    G21SF Gen3 - 2/07 - KVS
    G21 Gen4

    G22 Gen2 - 1990 - NC
    G22C Gen2 - 2/97 - CFF
    G22 Gen3
    G22 Gen3 (USA) - UNK - AARN
    G22C Gen3
    G22 RTF2
    G22Gen4 - 12/09 - PCG
    G22 Gen4 (USA) - AALR

    G23 Gen2 - 5/90 - ND
    G23C Gen2 - 12/96 - CBV
    G23 Gen3
    G23C Gen3
    G23 Gen4
    G23 Gen4 (USA)
    G23MHS

    G24 - 12/93 - ATA
    G24C - 3/94 - ATU

    G25

    G26 Gen2.5 - 7/95 - BMX
    G26 Gen3
    G26C Gen3
    G26 Gen4
    G26 Gen4 (USA)

    G27 - 7/95 - BMY
    G27 Gen4
    G27 Gen4 (USA)

    G28 -

    G29 - 12/96 - CDH (10/96 ATA reported)
    G29 w/rail - ??? - ???
    G29SF - 1/09 - MKL

    G30 - 10/96 - CDA
    G30 w/rail - ??? - ???
    G30SF - 2/08 - LWT
    G30S
    G30 Gen4
    G30 Gen4 (USA)

    G31 - 2/97 - CDZ (11/96 BNZ reported)
    G31C - UNK - CVU

    G32 - 1997 - CEA (11/96 BNZ reported)
    G32C - 12/99 - DRK - thanks to littletank

    G33 - 2/97 - CEB (11/96 BNZ reported)

    G34 - 4/98 - CPY

    G35 - 9/98 - CWS

    G36 - 7/99 - DBE

    G37 - 9/03 - FUB
    G37 Gen4 - 5/10 - ??? Florida State Police were the first recipients

    G38 - 3/05 - HCD

    G39 - 5/05 - HCH

    G40 MOS

    G41 Gen4
    G41 Gen4 MOS

    G42 - UNK - AAPH

    G43 - UNK - ZEA
    G43 (USA)

    G46
     
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  2. G17Collector

    G17Collector Original "G"

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    Thanks very much for posting this and for the effort involved. Just tremendous!!!
     
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    Thanks for the update
    Glock made a run of 31,32, and 33 in 11/96 all with a BNZ prefix.
    ATA was used for a run of G29 In 10/96
     
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    G17Collector Original "G"

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    Were these the guns used for the ATF import submission or regular production for sales? The G29 ATA prefix is odd, but given G19 Gen1s are seen in the AN prefix it is not too surprising.


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    5906

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    IMG_0564.JPG As is usually the case one can only speculate about serial numbers.
    What can be stated about the ATA prefix is that it looks like a block set aside and used over time
    For example: it is used for G17L in 1993, the G24 in 1994, and finally the G29 in 1996.
    In the case of the 17L it is not the first run, but with both the G24 and G29 it was the first run.
    As far as BNZ goes, similar pattern. BNZ is used in 1995 for G23, G24 and in 1996 for G23, and in 1996 for the G31,G32, and G33.
    Also of note is that of the compensated models are mixed in with the regular model in the same serial block, so it's hard to establish which is definitively the first run, although your list above looks accurate.
     
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    G17Collector Original "G"

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    Outstanding information and a big thanks for sharing it.

    Edit to add: I may need to include a “multiple use prefix” section
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    Absolutely outstanding information. Most impressive. How did you gather it? Very well done! Thanks so much for sharing!!
     
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    5906

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    De Nada
    I really appreciate your Glock scholarship.
    If there are any models you are looking for, if you let me know, I can inform you.
    I'm looking for a Gen 2 19C. It has continued to elude me at any kind of reasonable price.

    Now: let me really make you day. I will PM you the number for Stanley R, president of the Glock collectors association, and he will blow your mind with his Glock knowledge base.
    Ask him about the Gen 1 G19 and the DEA. It's a name-dropper.
     
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    glockhoarder

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    Thanks so much. I greatly appreciate yours.

    Will do.

    I'v never seen a Gen 2 19 C. Do you know how many are out there? Would be a great score.

    Thanks very much for the contact. I look forward to speaking with him!

    I've heard rumors of the DEA having some Gen 1 19s. I'll be very interested to see what he says. One of the Dad's on my son's baseball team two years ago is a very senior DEA Agent. After I speak w/Stanley perhaps I'll give him a call to see if he can direct me to anyone w/more info.

    Thanks again!!
     
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    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    Thanks good info here.
     
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    You show that G17 start in 10/86 with AA. I have one which is 08/84 with a serial starting with AY. Can you explain when G17 first came to the US?
     
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    glockhoarder

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    Why do you think that your AY gun is 1984? Can u please post clear pics of the gun and the barrel date code? The AY guns are not 1984.

    The AF prefix were the first ones imported per the Glock Collectors Assn. They were imported in Jan 86. I am told that this was random because they were simply grabbed and sent off first instead of the AA guns. I have no way to confirm this however the President of the GTS is confident of this.
     
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    Sorry, I was mistaken. The manual shows August 1986.
     
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    That makes sense. That is the second manual released in the US. There is only one earlier, the 1985. Your manual alone would likely bring $200 on Ebay. Of course, I'd never separate it from the gun.
     
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    You are right. I plan to keep the gun, manual and the 'tupperware' case it came in. My son and I shoot GSSF and USPSA matches together so I will pass it down to him when I go to the great range in the sky.
     
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    Sounds like a good plan. Live long and prosper :)
     
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