I'm profoundly appreciative when other collectors reach out to me to share little known information. Whenever this occurs I ask what if any of it I can share with the forum. I, of course, abide completely with the wishes of the person who entrusts me with the information.
Along those lines, a sale flyer and price list was recently shared with me on the condition that I share only specified and limited information about it with anyone. I am bound to share only what I was told that I could.
So, the following is what I'm able to share. I think that many of you will find it very interesting.
The following guns were offered to members of the GCA in the early to mid 90s. While I can't share the prices I can absolutely assure you that they are a tiny fraction of what most of these guns would bring today.
More importantly, I never knew that some of them existed at all. The good part is that these are out there somewhere. Perhaps some lucky dawg on GT will find one or more. At least you'll know that they exist and can thus keep an eye out.
Here are the most interesting ones....
Some I never knew existed. Others are guns that we have but I thought that you'd like the item descriptions.
1) G20 SN: JxxxUS. Prototype narrow frame, special mags, 2 pin frame, 2 mags with gun.
That's right folks, the SN is JxxxUS. No second letter. I knew about this one. In fact, I missed one by a couple of months. The mag well is a bit smaller than the production 20s. Production 20 mags won't fit these guns.
2) G21 SN: JxxUS. Prototype, narrow frame, 2 special mags, 2 pin frame. Only two produced.
I never knew that this even existed.
3) G22 SN: JxxUS. Prototype, 2 pin frame, 2 high cap mags,, 9mm diameter barrel.
I never knew about this one either.
4) G23. SN: JxxUS. Prototype, 2 pin frame, 2 high cap mags, 9mm diameter barrel.
Never knew about this one.
5) G22C: ATAxxxUS. Prototype for current C guns. One gun each model made. With comp cuts like the G-24P. One of a kind in this model.
I don't quite follow the description but I typed it here verbatim.
6) G19: ANxxUS. Prototype, made from cut G17 frame, pebble finish. Barrel and Locking block G17 so standard G17 and 17L.
I have no idea what is meant by the G17 and 17L comment?
7) G19: DNxxUS. Pre-production made from G-17 cut pebble finish frame. Using G19 locking block and barrel. Never sold commercially. Glock advertising flyer showing gun.
They are referring to the 1988 G19 flyer that was given out at the '88 shot show which features a DN prefix G1 19. I believe that the gun sold here is that exact gun.
So, the seller is indicating that the locking blocks in the AN and DN G1 19s are different. Very interesting. While I know a bit about collector Glocks I know little of the differences between the locking blocks. For you guys in the know, how would I tell if the locking block in my AN prefix G1 19 is the 17 or 19 type??
8) G17: AAxxUS. Early model G17 with small diameter barrel. Pebble frame. Unfired.
How cool is this one??
9) G17 training model: TLxxxUS. Earlly model safe pistol. Red frame, slide firing pin hole not cut through. Cut firing pin.
This is the first TL prefix training model that I've ever heard of!
10) G20 cutaway. SN: JGxxxUS.
This is the first JG prefix cutaway that I've ever heard of!!!
On this one list we have a TL prefix trainer and a JG prefix cutaway. Looks like our assumptions that trainers started with T and all cutaways except the hand made AT gun started with JQ were wrong. Wish I knew more about both of these guns.
11) G24P: SN: AUTxxxUS One of the first 200 imported into the US. Later pistols designated 24-C. Model is no longer produced. Replaced by the G35.
The latter part is interesting. Obviously they've made the 24C on and off for many years. Interesting that he calls ATA prototypes and AUT production.
There are others on the list but these are the really interesting ones. Man, how I wish that I could have bought them all. I would have done so in a second.
These guns went dirt cheap. It's like looking at a 1981 class III catalog and seeing guns for a small fraction of their current worth.
Hope that some of us find some of these eventually.
Why must you torture me. Your a evil evil man sir lol. But I might have something soon that will peak the interest of everyone. [emoji6] Be safe ron
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