Hi Everyone, These have been very trying times for us all. This or a toned down version (dependent on the infectious risk of the pt) has been my work outfit as of late: I've been extremely grateful for the fellowship of my GT Collector Club friends as a very much needed distraction from reality. To these ends it's my great pleasure to share with you a great prize which I took possession of a few days ago. It was Jan 24th at 04:21 when I was reading on my phone unable to sleep over the pending 2A legislative disaster in Richmond when I received a message from a friend overseas about this truly magnificent museum piece. I say museum piece but I doubt that any museum has one. I was just blown away. I HAD to have it VERY quickly. I was immediately committed to having it brought over here in record time fearing for the upcoming gun bills. (Hard to remember a time when worries were not COVID related now.) Fortunately the worst gun bill was killed (at least for '20) but then came COVID. This gun had to go through three countries one of which was severely affected. Nonetheless, incredibly, I was able to get this gem into my hands in less than 4 months - record time. I simply could not be more thrilled. This gun is my prize second only to my G1 1 19. This is the 227th commercially produced Glock 17. It is in near unfired, 99% condition in every way. It's totally original and complete save for the loader and manual. I have several correct manuals and loaders which I can use to complete it. As it is now the box and accessories are all original to the gun. It even has the original, hand written label on the top right of the box which was used into the AD range. The label is still white and new looking after 36 years though this is hard to appreciate with the poor lighting in my pics. The gun appears to have been bought, hardly ever fired and stored in ideal conditions for nearly 40 years. All of the AEs that I've seen have printed labels in German in the same position. The transition is somewhere in the AD - AE range. This gun is of the "duotone" type having a greenish slide finish and silver barrel. This is how the P82s and P80s were and how the first Glocks were made. Many were refinished by Glock to the usual finish to include apparently most P80s. This one was of course never refinished. Duotone guns were made into the AD range. At least the latest ones that I've seen anywhere are AD. There is a thread about my duotone and regular finish AD on the Collector Forum. 227 has an LTF (2/84) date code. I also have one AB1xx (can't remember the number off the top of my head) with the same date code. When I have time I'll pull it out an take a photo of the pair. The earliest date code that I've ever seen in a G17 is AB-02x which was an Austrian Police sample. It has the standard finish. Guessing it was refinished by Glock but no idea. It has an 11/83 date code. Hopefully one day 227 and it's regular finish AB1xx counterpart will be in a museum where others can see an enjoy it. Until then here are some pics. The good pics were taken by a friend who takes good pics. The lousy pics are taken by me to show the whole package. This gun of course has no SN on the frame and no US or patent markings whatsoever. The SN and import mark were expertly laser engraved under the trigger guard by the importer to make it legal to own in the US. I can't tell you all how thrilled that I am to have this gun. It's one of my true prizes. Having spent years seriously collecting Glocks from all over the world this is thus far my pinnacle early Gun. I hope that you all enjoy seeing it. Finally, Happy Mothers Day to your wifes, GFs etc - the women who tolerate our hobby.