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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Stringbender, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Stringbender

    Stringbender

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    I picked up this pristine Glock 17 today and want to show her off. Not sure how old or the value but it is complete with non-drop free mags and everything that came with it. Looks to have been fired just a few times. Maybe someone can give me some history on it. Serial GX16X
     

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  2. Glock40man

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    Nice find!

    Congrats!:cool:
     

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    It's a Gen2. If you check the serial number in the forum above, it'll tell you when it was made.
     
  4. wirenut

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    Gen 2 and rtf2 are my favorites. Nice score!
     
  5. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Congrats ! SJ 40
     
  6. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    On the barrel, to the far right of the serial number, there are (probably) three small letters (like 'ITD' or 'PTD').....what are they?
     
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    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    nice find and congrats!
     
  8. G36's Rule

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    Nice 2nd gen. 17. Even got the proper Tupperware for it. Sure wish they still came in those.
     
  9. Stringbender

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    It's a "PTD" I just field stripped this and I really am doubting if this has been fired at all. Although there is no copper lube or any lube for that matter. I don't see any shiny friction wear areas anywhere. Hmmm.........I AM going to shoot it however, also its sporting adjustable sights that hang off the rear of the slide. Are these factory? Think Austrian proof marks as well, if I am reading right.
     
  10. DeLo

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    The rear sights don't look right
     
  11. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    That's Glock's original adjustable rear sight....and correct original equipment for the gun.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    PTD is the date code....it was made in August of 1989.

    Nice find!
     
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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    WarEagle 1 Taco Tuesday

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  16. Stringbender

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    Thanks guys, now the all important question. It's a Glock, weapon made to shoot. It's been shot and I don't want a safe queen. I know that Glocks (most) don't gain much value, so, should I just shoot and enjoy it or put it up and find another to lug around and shoot. I promise this is the final question, please weigh in if you have an opinion, thanks.

    Jim
     
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    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    Good to go, a Local Police only Supply shop had 2nd Gen G-17's for $265 (LEO trade in w night sights and 1 mag) and like a dummy I didnt get one.
    All gone now.
     
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  18. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    I'd shoot it.

    Now, will it be *just* a shooter? Like only used at the range....or might it be used for protection also? If so, you should look at doing the trigger parts upgrade....if it hasn't already been done.

    Easiest to check the top edge of the trigger bar extension, if it's flat, the upgrade hasn't been done:
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    Also, you haven't answered my question about the recoil spring assembly.

    And, if you do return it to Glock for work, do not take the box to them.
     
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  19. Stringbender

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    Butch, it has not been upgraded in any way. I am not seeing the question about the recoil assembly, could you please repeat that? Also curious why you say don't take the tupperware, will they confiscate it? lol just got to know. And many thanks for all your very knowledgeable information. I am leaning now to just stacking it in the safe, for sure not planning on taking it to Glock.

    Ahh while putting this away I think I figured out why they would take the box, because you have to pull the trigger to get it to fit the post and I am sure that is a liability.
     
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    I have taken our pristine Gen 1 17 to Glock in the original box for the 6 part upgrade and they gave the box back no problem. Our box has the ammo slots, the trigger post and the "Best Pistol 1986 Award" sticker on it, and my neighbor says the box is worth several $100's by itself?

    Going there tomorrow for new night sights on 5 of them