Question on marks

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  1. Reichpapers

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    Recently received a blue label G19 from 2009. Unfired (besides factory), no wear on any of the metal or the frame. Head to toe it looks brand new unused except for the below shiney spots on the trigger frame. I was thinking retention holster wear, but to make those marks it would have to have been in and out of a holster quite a bit. The rest of the gun does not say "I was carried". Any opinions would be appreciated. I doubt it came from the factory like that.

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    Could be a WML and switch. If someone used it as a night stand gun, you would not get the holster wear. How are the internal parts, any wear?
     

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    If the holster has decent retention it would only take a few times in and out to do that with kydex holster.
     
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    To me it looks like compression marks, like the frame's trigger guard was lightly clamped in a padded vise at some point.

    Take a small straightedge and lay it along the vertical and horizontal sides of the trigger guard, and see if any light "leaks" past the edge in the vicinity of the shiny spots, indicating compression of the polymer in those areas. Perhaps the frame needed some fitting/filing prior to assembly.
     
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    Zero internal wear.
     
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    I did this a few times on each area. Bits of light shine through in areas, but not the flat spots are. Only the left front one shows light through at the flat part.
     
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    that’s my guess as well....my trigger guards are marked up in that area from my kydex holsters, but in a different way
     
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    Why are you even worried about that. LOL
     
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    Higher collection standards than normal? OCD?
     
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    For me, it wouldn't necessarily be worry, just curiosity.
    It is a bit weird.

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    What you have there is a later tenifer gun. They were made till 2009 or 2010 depending on the model. Thats my personal favorate finish on glocks. Although some say its slick when wet. After that glocks had whats commonly refered to as Frying Pan Finish, which was produced from 2010-2014 depending on the model. Some models WERE NOT produced untill 2014. Those frying pan finish guns finish was durable but not as good as tenifer. Frying pan finish has the uneven surface finish look. Crackle looking finish.
    The frame finish wear is any bodys guess? Great gun, awsome find!
     
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    FYI: Tennifer is the metal treatment that is applied to the slide before The black slide finish is applied!
     
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    I have a 2005, 2006, and 2010 Glocks that have what I thought was frying pan finish. And I thought tennifer was a metal treatment, not a finish?
    I’m confused again.

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    You're right, the serial number puts it at 12/09.
     
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    Here’s a picture of my G19.3 which has been in and out of a kydex holster a lot. It looks a lot like what your picture shows but yours is in an odd place.

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    tenifer is a metal treatment correct.
     
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