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NIB G22: frame and barrel serial Nos. don't match

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by maestrogustav, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. maestrogustav

    maestrogustav

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    Off by one digit. Dealer called Glock; they said it's not a problem.

    Would it be a problem for you? Retail price, NIB, discovered after I got home but before I shot it. Thanks.
     
  2. gdiddy

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    Your gun will probably function perfectly regardless of the serial numbers. However, if you should ever decide to trade or sell it, it might be taken for a rebuilt or parts gun even though it was purchased new that way.
    If it concerns you, call Glock yourself and express your concerns. If you are polite and courteous, they may be willing to offer you some help.
     

  3. JBP55

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    My dealer has you verify all the serial numbers with the box before you leave the store.
    The alphabet people are only concerned with the number on the receiver. If it really bothers you do as gdiddy said and call 1-770-432-1202.
     
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  4. Njanear

    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    Ask your dealer to check his records and see if he happened to get the other SN when he got that Glock in. If so, perhaps he can get in touch with the other customer and see if he would like to swap uppers with you. :dunno:
     
  5. patcrad

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    Sounds like the dealer could have inadvertantly opened and mixed up the barrels on consecutive number pistols they received. Non-matching serialized parts is an obvious and glaring flag for a firearm coming out of an assembly facility like Glock. Me personally, I would want a NIB Glock to have all original and correct parts. Yes, it will function fine, but you paid for a "brand new" Glock.
     
  6. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    I'd skip buying it personally.

    :wavey:
     
  7. maestrogustav

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    432 1202-----Thanks everyone.

    I will let you know how this goes.

    My feeling is, I paid retail, and yes it will function, but it will always be a red flag-- even 20 years from now. So I will pursue it.
     
  8. maestrogustav

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    Thanks. As I mentioned, I noticed it when I got home. The possibility did not occur to me. I asked another major dealer in town; in 5 years and thousands of units, it has NEVER happened in their store.
     
  9. MNBud

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    The dealer should be using the frame number, there should be no reason for him to be disassembling the gun.
     
  10. maestrogustav

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    No evidence so far that he disassembled the gun. . . If there is resistance to a solution, it will be easy to find out if he possessed both serial numbered guns originally; then he's got some 'splainin' to do.
     
  11. nastytrigger

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    When I bought my 2005 Gen3 Glock 19, the Glock was still sealed in the case. Gun shop owner grabbed it from his shelf of Glock's and handed it to me. I confirmed the label, did my paperwork, and opened it then to make sure something was in there :supergrin:

    I don't look that close at serial numbers when buying, except for my Mosin-Nagant, I made sure it was all numbers matching. The used Glock I bought, I confirmed the first three letters before I bought it, just because I wanted to see when it was made.

    I would want numbers matching, demand even. Like has been said, may of happened at Glock, maybe at the gun shop. Unacceptable either way.
     
  12. SCC

    SCC just me

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    DOES THE SLIDE MATCH THE FRAME OR THE BARREL?:whistling:
     
  13. maestrogustav

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    Barrel and frame end in 9; slide ends in 8

    this is a correction from my OP

    It is NOT a replacement part; it does not begin with "G"

    I own the pistol as of 3 hours ago; unfortunately I did not notice it in the shop.

    The dealer knew, but didn't tell me. He confirmed this foreknowledge when I called him.
     
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  14. cubbyjg

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    wait so the dealer knew about the issue and said nothing? is he offering to switch it out with a glock with matching numbers? personally i wouldn't buy from that dealer ever again unless he corrects the mistake. numbers won't prevent the pistol from working but that would tick me off
     
  15. High Altitude

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    Little stuff like this is meaningless and not worth the energy/time to worry about.


    Life is short. Go shoot your new glock, enjoy, repeat...........

    If you ever sell it, put it on gunbroker and advertise it as a super rare mismatch pistol straight from the glock factory. Probably one of only a handful. :whistling:
     
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  16. Giggity-Giggity

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    Interesting...and you said it's brand new? What Glock Gen did you get?
     
  17. maestrogustav

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    You guys would really wig out if you bought a pistol from a manufacturer who only puts the serial# on the frame.
     
  19. kimber6

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    I guess if I went to buy a gun private party and serials didn't match up I would probably pass on the sale because of that.
     
  20. MaximaDrvr

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    I don't even bother checking the serial numbers during private party.
    I only check that the frame number matches the bill of sale.