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Which generation?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by slickab, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. slickab

    slickab

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    G19 bought around 2000. May have been old stock.

    Fingergrooves and rail. GK prefix on serial. Which gen?

    Never a bobble or a wobble through 2000+/- rounds!
     
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  2. cajunhunter

    cajunhunter

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    If its got finger grooves I think it is Gen 3 or Gen 4.
     

  3. MikeG36

    MikeG36

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    Sounds like a 3. (Gen 2.5 finger grooves and Gen 3 Rails.)

    Can you post a pic and what is the letter code of the SN?
     
  4. GLOCK17DB9

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    For me I prefer gen4.:supergrin:
     
  5. SCC

    SCC just me

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    FX - G-17 - May 1989 - 2nd Gen. - Austrian Proof Marks
    GA - G-17 - - 2nd Gen. - came with three hi-cap NFML mags
    GD - G-17 - June 1989 - 2nd Gen. - has Austrian markings
    GF - G-17 - June 1989 - 1st Gen.
    GF - G-17 - June 1989 - 2nd Gen.
    GG - G-17 - June 1989 - 2nd Gen. - has Austrian markings
    GK - G-17 - July 1989
    GL - G-17S - June 1989 - 1st Gen. - date code ZTD, Pakistani Police w/manual safety
    GM - G-19 - July 1989 - 2nd Gen. - Austrian Proofs, GTD Barrel Code
    GN - G-19 - July 1989 - 2nd Gen. - has Austrian markings, GTD
    GP - G-19 - August 1989 - - Austria
    GS - G-19 - September 1989 - 2nd Gen. - Austrian markings
    GT - G-17 - July 1989 - 2nd Gen.
    GY - G-17 - September 1989 - 2nd Gen. - has Austrian markings
    GZ - G-19 - September 1989 - - ITD barrel date
    HA - G-19 - September 1989 - 2nd Gen. - has Austrian markings
     
  6. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    The finger grooves and rails, and your having had it since year 2000 makes it a gen3.

    But....the two letter serial number is too early for a gen3....first guess is that there is a third letter in the prefix.

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  7. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Trying out an updated version of Butch's famous image (above):

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  8. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    And very well done!
     
  9. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Aw...shucks :embarassed:

    Thanks for the kind words, Butch! Your original was my inspiration; I've seen it used quite a bit on many different gun-related forums. It has contributed to the education of untold numbers of new Glockers over the years, and I just wanted to continue the same type of assistance for buyers of the newer models.

    Probably won't be too many more of these images needed, now that Glock is stamping the generation on the slide. :supergrin:
     
  10. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Well done :goodpost:









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