Need Help Before Buying Gen3 17C!

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Mr_Bojenkals, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Mr_Bojenkals

    Mr_Bojenkals

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    Looking at buying an older two pin Gen3 Glock 17C from someone in a neighboring state. The firearm was kept in great condition, seller is not the the original owner. He sent me a few pictures of it's current condition, and I saw something that caught my eye so I figured I'd reach out to you guys for help. As you can see in the pictures below, I noticed at the front slide rails, more-so the polymer behind them look to have a bit of chipping and a small crack or two. I've got 6 other Glocks, one Gen1, four Gen2's, and one Gen3; none of which have slide rails that look to be in that condition. All of my slide rails and "guides" look to be nice and smooth and in great shape. What I'm looking to find out is what would cause this, and would this be a deterrent from purchasing this firearm? I'm concerned for long term use, as a range toy this will likely be used and abused. Any help on the matter is greatly appreciated.
    Gen 3 Glock17C Frame.png Gen 3 Glock17C Frame Zoomed.png Gen 3 Glock17C Frame Outlined.jpeg
     
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    How deep are the cracks? You could always send Glock an Email and see what they say.. How much is the guy asking for it?

    Here's what my NIB Gen3 17C looks like. 20180910_141822.jpg
     
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    Thanks for that. I can't really tell how deep they are from the photo's and I haven't contacted him about them specifically yet, as I was hoping to know a bit more first. Is yours a 2 pin or 3 pin? The "rails" on your dust cover don't appear to be textured as this one is either. That texturing is all around the top edges of the inside of the frame. I've only seen a few others like that when I searched mostly older Gen3's. I couldnt really fund much about it on the interwebs if you can believe that
     
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    Mine is a three pin. Do you have pics of the rest of the gun? That texturing on the top edges don't appear to be factory.. Either it's grip tape or a stippling job
     
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    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    The plastic looks bulged out to me around the crack area to me, I would pass
     
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    I agree..
     
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    WheelsUp Propaganda Dissemination Specialist

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    Unless you’re getting it for next-to-nothing, I would pass. If the upper is in excellent condition and you *really* want a compensated G17.

    If that’s the case, consider what it will cost you to get a new frame in addition to the complete G17 you’re looking at.

    You’ll likely find that a better condition G17C is a less costly option.
     
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    glide Just sayin'

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    Unless it was price you couldn't pass up, I would move along.

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    Looks like slag or small.air pocket from the injection molding process to me only other thing it could be is from barrel kboom if its has number matching barrel its fine
     
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    I knew I'd seen it before, just took me a while to find an example. In this picture here, this guy is comparing the differences of Gen3 and 4 G26 frames; Gen3 is on the right. Although a bit hard to see, notice the texturing on the edges of his frame. Unfortunately the picture doesn't go up high enough to see the rest of the frame and rails.
     
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    From the limited research I was able to do, apparently this is thought to be caused by the RSA under firing. It's also something that Glock says is "normal", and is good to go according to the information provided on other forums. Even so, my other Glocks are used and show no wear like that.
     
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    I don't recall seeing that texture on any of my older Glocks but will have to double check..
     
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    Just checked from Gen1 to Gen3 models and none are like that.. Of course that is a small sample size..
     
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    Thabks for taking the time to check for me. Were any of them a two pin Gen3 by chance?
     
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    No they were not. The Gen1s and a few Gen2s were 2 pin. There were a couple of Gen2s that were 3 pin.

    You might try asking about this on the collector's forum because the folks on there are very knowledgeable..
     
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    I'm really on the fence about this one guys. It's a 2 pin 17C, a little harder to come by these days...
     

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    Call the folks at the mothership in Smyrna and ask them if it is normal. It looks iffy to me.
     
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    If you look at the first pic up close, you will see the 3rd pin close to the slide with some sort of texture on the frame.. I don't believe it's a real two pin.. I would pass unless it was for a great price.