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    Value of 1st gen Glock 17?

    I have a first gen Glock 17 and was wondering if anyone knows if there is a demand for such a gun to collectors. I was thinking of selling it for a gen 4 19 or 23 but only if I could get a good price for mine. Its in like new but fired condition.

    Any info is appreciated!
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    There are still alot of 17's around and the prices on used one just bite. I would just keep it and save up for a used 23.

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    Cool, thanks for the info. Didn't know how many got out there When they first came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottie3000 View Post
    Cool, thanks for the info. Didn't know how many got out there When they first came out.
    It was one of the most caried by LEO's a PO departments everywhere.

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    I'll have to agree on this. I know many Glock enthusiasts, but have yet to meet a Glock "collector" in the sense that they like new in box models in all the variations. People who buy them are prone to use them and a used Glock is a used Glock.

    I don't ever see any premium for an early model around here and many would give less due to the fact that the design has evolved a bit over the years to have two pins on the locking block, light rail, finger grooves, etc.

    In short, if you like it and it works, keep it as is and save up for another if you want something different.
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    1st Gen Glock 19s do exist, but they're very rare, because Glock went to the checkered front/backstraps on all of its pistols shortly after production began. Also, the Glock 17L and Glock 18 both exist in 1st generation incarnations (though they're also pretty rare)........Collectable Glocks do exist and bring in a pretty premium:

    Commemoratives Year Number Model Serial #s
    Desert Storm 1991 1000 G17 UD###
    10th Anniversary 1993 200 G17 AGM###
    Army Aviators 1994 ? G17 AOO###
    Atlanta Olympic Security 1997 2000 G17 ?
    Bell Helicopter 1996 73 G23 BELL###
    2,000,000th Glock 1999 2 G17 DAP000US
    Alaska 2000 100 G27 DBW###
    1,000,000th Glock ? 1 ?
    NRA 2000 725 G22 DFY###
    GSSF 10th Anniv. 2001 1000 G17 GSSF###
    America's Heroes 2002 1000 G17
    2002 1000 G21
    2002 1000 G22
    Ducks Unlimited ? ? G27 ?
    Other Collectible Glocks Year Number Model Serial #s
    Defense Set 1996 500 G19 AAA0000-AAA0499
    1996 500 G26 AAB0000-AAB0499
    1996 1500 G23 AAC0000-AAC1499
    1996 1500 G27 AAD0000-AAD1499
    Compensated G17L ? ? G17LC?
    Original G18C 1986 ~7 G18C DU182US
    9x21 G19 ? 3 G19
    G17 w/external safety ? ? G17S?

    Desert Storm Glock
    This was a 1991 series of 1000 Glock 17s which had special engraving on it. A list of names of all the coalition countries is engraved down the top of the slide; "Operation Desert Storm/January 16-February 27, 1991" is engraved on the right side. On the left side is "New World Order/Commemorative".

    The first 15 Desert Storm Glocks were special presentation models and had the special "bright black" finish. The special engraving on these was also slightly altered from the standard. These pistols were supposed to go to:

    UD000US: George Bush, Commander-in-Chief
    UD001US: Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf III (Commander-in-Chief, CentCom)
    UD002US: James Baker III (Secy of State)
    UD003US: Gen. Colin Powell (Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff)
    UD004US: Dick Cheney (Secy of Defense)
    UD005US: Brent Scowcroft (National Security Advisor)
    UD006US: Lt. Gen. Thomas Kelly
    UD007US: Lt. Gen. Chuck Horner (Commander, Air Forces, CentCom)
    UD008US: Maj. Gen. Robert B Johnston (Chief-of-Staff, CentCom)
    UD009US: Lt. Gen. Calvin Waller (Dpty Commander-in-Chief, CentCom)
    UD010US: Lt. Gen. Walter Boomer (Commander, I MEF)
    UD011US: Vice Adm. Stanley Arthur (Commander, Naval Forces, CentCom)
    UD012US: Maj. Gen. William "Gus" Pagonis (Chief of Logistics, CentCom)
    UD013US: Brig. Gen. Richard Neal (Operations Ofcr., CentCom)

    Part of the special engraving was these men's names and ranks engraved on the slide. In addition all of these special presentations along with the next 35 Desert Storm Glocks came with the Wooden Display case made specially for the Desert Storm Glocks. The remaining 950 Desert Storm Commemoratives came in the standard Glock Box, but with desert camoflage labels.

    On the lid of the box that the Desert Storm Commemorative comes in. In addition to the camoflage label on the top lid, there are special indications on the standard box labels on the ends which indicate it to be a Desert Storm Commemorative.


    The absolutely most interesting feature of the Desert Storm Glock is the top of the slide. The entire length of the slide has the names of all the countries in the Desert Storm coalition engraved in it, both above AND below the ejection port. The Desert Storm Commemorative is the only Glock that has special markings/engraving on the top of the slide right from the factory.



    10th Anniversary Commemorative Glock
    This was a series of 200 Glock 17s sold in velvet-lined black leather cases with all accessories in individual compartments. The series was commissioned by Dynamite Nobel, the European distributor of the Glock for at least it's first 12 or so years of existence. Sold only in Europe.


    Army Aviators' Glock
    The Apache Pilot Commemorative is one of a series known as the Army Aviator's Commemoratives. These were made by Glock in 1994 for the Army Aviators Association of America, and most of them were sold through that organization, although I remember seeing an advertisement for them in one of my father's veteran's organizations news magazines (possibly the American Legion?). I know there were, at least, commemoratives made for the Apache, Kiowa Warrior and Blackhawk. I believe, but have nothing other than my spotty memory to verify, that there were also models made for the Huey (Iroquois), and Cobra.

    Atlanta Olympic Security Glock
    There was a 1996 series of 2000 G17s that were made for the Security Team members at the Olympics. According to a friend of mine who worked there and ordered three of them, Glock would let you order up to three per member. The only thing special about it is the engraving on the right side which simply says, "Security Team, Atlanta GA 1996" This Glock came in a standard Glock box, but an etched-glass topped wooden display case came with it. Glock made these because it was a sponsor of the 96 Olympics, and as all the sponsors did, Glock wanted to cash in on some publicity. :-) Glock recently sold the remaining 40-50 of these it still had that none of the Team members ordered.

    There was special engraving on the '96 Atlanta Olympic Commemorative Glock 17. This engraving is on the right side of the slide towards the muzzle, just ahead of the ejection port. The really special feature of the Olympic Glock is the wooden case. There is red felt lining over foam rubber with a cut-out for the G-17. With the lid in the closed position, the etching in the plexiglass lid can be seen. Along the top center is "Security Team", in the top left corner is the Glock Logo, and along the bottom center is "Atlanta GA, 1996". There exists three pins in a pyramid shape under the trigger guard are "collar pins" (miniatures of the badges) in three different colors (white, black, & green) which were issued to members of the security team. The three pins to the left of the Glock are the Departmental Commemorative Pins for the three local law enforcement agencies in whose jurisdictions the games were held: Gwinnett Co. Police (the Shield), Atlanta PD (the blue bar), and Fulton Co. Sheriff's Dept. (the star). The badge in the lower left corner is the uniform badge of Security Team members who were local Law Enforcement Officers with full police powers, and the badge in the upper right corner is for the Security Team members who were "out-of-town" Law Enforcement Officers who had limited or no police powers. The silver shield pin in the upper left hand corner is the Glock "10th Anniversary" pin, which was given to Security Team members by Glock, but was not included with the "left-over" Security Team Glocks which were/are recently for sale through commercial channels.

    Bell Helicopter Glock
    In 1997 Glock produced a special edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bell Helicopter. The Glock was a model 23 with the Atlanta 1996 Olympic logo on the top of the slide and the Bell 50 Year "Ping" logo on the right side of the slide. The guns has special serial numbers in the form BELL### and 73 were made.

    The 2,000,000th Glock
    In 1999 Glock produced a very special commemorative to celebrate its 2,000,000th pistol. Like most other commemoratives it is a model 17, and it is adorned with unique engraving. On right hand side of the slide are the words "My 2 millionth pistol" along with Gaston Glock's signature. The entire top and sides of the slide are also covered with engraved scrolling. The pistol, serial number DAP000US, was sold by silent auction and went to a winning bid of $9,300. Glock donated the entire proceeds plus a matching donation to C.O.P.S., a foundation for widows and orphans of officers killed in the line of duty.
    2,000,000th Glock

    In addition, an almost-duplicate pistol engraved almost the same way was sold in Europe. Gaston's "Two-Millionth-and-First Pistol".

    Alaskan Glock
    The Alaskan Glock is a series limited to 100 G-27s that were sold only in Alaska. Reportedly, the Alaskan Distributor, in concert with Glock, made these in the hopes of increasing sales in Alaska. Only 100 made, came in standard Glock bo

    NRA Commemorative
    A series of 725 Glock22s made in 2000. They were auctioned off at Friends of the NRA events around the country.


    GSSF 10th Anniversary Commemorative
    The GSSF Commemorative Glock was released in 2001 through and for the Glock Shooting Sports Foundation. Only members were allowed to order, and they were sold at the same price as direct sales to officers costs ($398.20 + $10.00 S&H). These 1000 pistols were to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the organization which Glock, Inc. set up to encourage the use of Glock pistols in a competition that would not be dominated by professional shooters. For more info on GSSF go to [link]. Another unique thing about the GSSF Glock is that they do not have the "US" at the end of the serial number. Presumably, this was in order to fit the organization's initials into the serial number.
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    continued info on Glock collectables

    America's Heroes Glocks
    The America's Heroes Glocks are a new series distributed by Accu-Sport in 2002. They commemorate the fidelity, sacrifice, zeal and honor of the firefighting and law enforcement communities as demonstrated on September 11, 2001 during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

    The series consists of 1000 each G17s, G22s, & G21s. These Glocks are marked on the right side of the slide with a maltese cross (symbolizing firefighting) and a star (symbolizing law enforcement) with an arched banner between which says "America's Heroes". Below the banner is the date: 09-11-01.

    These Glocks are unique in two ways: This is the first time Glock has produced a large-frame commemorative, with the G-21, and
    The engraving is unique, compared to all previous commemoratives, in that the design is not cut into the metal. Rather, it is printed in a bronze-color, which, except for the color itself, appears much like Smith and Wesson's "Laser Engraving".

    Not unique, as other commemorative or limited editions have had the same situation (GSSF Commemorative and Defense Sets), but these also do not have the "US" serial number suffix.
    America's Heroes Glock A


    Glock Defense Set
    The Glock Defense set is a special release ordered by a pair of Glock distributors in 1996. Each set consists of a G19 & G26 or a G23 & G27. There were 500 9mm sets with serial numbers AAA0000 - AAA0499 for the G19 and AAB0000 - AAB0499 for the G26 and 1500 .40 sets with serial numbers AAC0000 - AAC1499 for the G23 and AAD0000 - AAD1499 for the G27. Unlike most other Glocks sold in the United States they do not have "US' in the serial number. The compacts are marked "One of Two" on the slide and the subcompacts are marked "Two of Two". They were not very popular and dealers often split the sets and sold each gun separately.


    Compensated G17L (G17LC?)
    Just to set the record straight, the ported barrel was the original bbl for the 17L. Glock recalled them after too many of them cracked and caused expensive warranty work. (As well as making them look bad, and these were the Karl Walter days when there was no such thing as a bad Glock feature...) Glock replaced the ported bbls with non-ported ones, and they have the L### on them in place of the serial number.


    Original G18C
    Early G18s had a 5 inch barrel that extended 1 inch past the end of the slide. The extended portion of the barrel had 3 ports cut into the top. Only about 7 of the first G18s had the extended ported barrels. They were discontinued due to front sights being blackened or completely blown off.


    9x21 G19
    Perhaps the rarest of all Glocks is the 9X21 G19. Three special agents of the US Naval Investigative Service were being stationed in Italy with some work being done incognito. Since it is illegal for civilians to carry standard 9mm (9X19) weapons, Glock produced 3 model 19s chambered for the 9X21 cartridge. The pistols are marked with the new caliber on the frame and barrel and have serial numbers EN260US, EN261US and EN262US.


    G17 with factory external safety (G17S?)
    Glock has manufactured a number of Glock 17 pistols fitted with an external, 1911-style, manual safety. The pistols were made at the request of the Tasmanian Police force. The actual number of pistols produced, date of manufacture and other details are not known.



    Glock Collector's Association
    The Glock Collectors Association is a not-for-profit corporation, formed to promote the collection of, research of, and preservation of Glock firearms, products and related collectibles for posterity. The association provides a means for the exchange of information through meetings and displays. The association also publishes a newsletter with information of interest to Glock enthusiasts and collectors.

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    Wow! Thanks for the info. I love learning about the details of other hobbies.
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