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New Glock but serial #'s don't match . . .

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by kyjd75, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. kyjd75

    kyjd75

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    I purchased a new G3 21SF this past Friday (3/17) from local dealer. Didn't notice until I got home with it that the serial number on the barrel does not match the serial numbers for the slide and frame. I have several other Glock pistols (all purchased new) and on all of them the barrel serial number matches the slide and frame numbers. I am now worried that maybe my "new" gun isn't new after all. It looks new, but this mismatch of numbers has me upset. Any ideas as to how this could happen with a "new" weapon?
     
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    GlockPride Glock 23

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    ETA: clearly not thinking correctly yet as it's early.
     
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  3. dudel

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    All my Glocks have serial numbers on the
    1) frame (metal tab under the dust cover),
    2) the slide (under the ejection port),
    3) the barrel (on the chamber side- visible through the ejection port),
    4) on a sticker on the plastic case handle
    5) and, in the days when fired casings were provided, on the envelope with the casings.

    All of them match.

    Which number is on your paperwork? Which number is on the plastic case? Sounds like the store was messing around, and got them put together wrong. They might be interested in finding the other mismatch and correcting the problem. Guns with non matching number tend to be worth less as the buyer will assume, that there was a problem and you replaced a broken part.

    If the store won't cooperate, tell them you'll need to report this to the ATF. Once you shoot the gun though; it's yours.

    Might give Glock a call; but not sure what they can do for you.
     
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    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    Your new Glock should have matching numbers on the bbl, slide, and frame. If the new to you 21SF was used, and the bbl needed a replacement, it would be serial numbered different from the factory. Maybe there is another new G-21SF with your bbl and somehow they got switched, either way I would go back to the LGS and have them check it out.
     
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    Does the barrel look new? Maybe another customer or clerk stripped the gun and swapped a bad barrel for a new one. Would just take a few seconds. Many people don't check all the serial numbers when they think they are buying a new gun. There have been times I've overlooked it. Store should have checked it when the paperwork was filled out.

    Shoe stores, check shoes in the box to make sure you aren't leaving with a mismatched set (which some people will do on purpose to avoid buying two pairs of shoes).
     
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    It may be one of the early ones that they offered to replace the frame for free. I think they used the original parts with the new frame so the serial numbers don't match the frame with the barrel, etc.
     
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    Im going to admit stupidity but I've never bought a new gun and checked the numbers match. I will now. Thanks for this thread
     
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    Thanks for the replies so far. Gun was sold as a new weapon. Everything looks new but still the mystery of the non-matching serial numbers. I can't seem to figure out how to attach photos to this post. Can anyone help there?
     
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    ,Personally I would never post any pic of a weapon where the numbers are visual. Same with pet tags
     
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    This^^^^ Glockers know what serial numbers look like. If you post, I'd mask the last three/four digits.
     
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    Understand, but HOW do I post a photo to this forum?
     
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    Click on the Upload a File button (just below where you entered a reply). Select an image file on your computer and done.
     
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    OK, I don't seem to be able to find the "upload a file" button.
     
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    Forget the photos, go talk to lgs and have them make it right or give you a refund.
     
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    :agree: Call them right now. Tell us what they say.
     
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    I have talked to the LGS. They said they purchased it as a new gun from their distributor. Said they would call them on Monday and advise them of the situation. I made it clear my position was a swap for another G3 21SF that had matching serial numbers, or wanted a refund. I also plan to call Glock on Monday and see what they have to say as well. I will let you guys know the outcome.
     
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    Also, the front label on the Glock box is pinkish red and only covers the bottom half of the handle rather than the white full label that my other Glock boxes have. Does that mean anything?
     
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    trozau troy ounce gold

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    I seem to remember a similar posting before and it was revealed that units associated with the pink label were new but sold at discounted prices from normal because of the non matching bbl serial replaced at the factory.
     
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    Not all gun makers do this. Some only S/N the frame.
     
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    The red (pinkish), indicates the gun was shipped with magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds. If all the serial numbers don't match between the box, the barrel, the slide and the frame, the shop did not sell you a new gun. Next question is, where did HE get the gun and was it legal?