SOLD FOR: $1280.73
Model: 17L Gen 3
Year of Manufacture: 1995-2010 (We’re fairly sure this pistol is from later in that range given its overall condition, but in lieu of a test-fire casing envelope, we can not confirm.)
Caliber/Gauge: 9x19mm Parabellum
Action Type: Striker-Fire Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the Glock logo, “17L”, “Austria” and “9×19”. The left side of the grip is marked with the Glock logo. The bottom of the frame features the serial number “BFPM243”. The top of the barrel is marked “9×19”, a pentagon proof mark, the Glock logo, and “AT”. The right side of the barrel is marked with the serial number, “BFPM243”. The right side of the slide is marked with the Glock logo and the serial number, “BFPM243”. The right side of the grip is marked “MADE IN AUSTRIA / GLOCK, INC., SMYRNA, GA”.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is an adjustable square-notch with white outline dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grip is a textured Gen 3 type with checkered finger grooves and a checkered and serrated backstrap. The grip is free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip rates in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Tenifer
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The polygonal rifling is pronounced. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are very minor handling marks, but otherwise this pistol is free of any notable wear or damage. The markings are all clear. Pins and controls are free of wear. Overall, this pistol rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: This Glock includes two (2) 17-round magazines, a serial-matching case, and assorted factory paperwork including the manual.
Please Note: NO magazines will be included for purchasers who reside where they cannot be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: Designed by Gaston Glock—a 50-year-old fabricator of polymers and curtain rods—beginning in 1980 to answer the need of a replacement for the Austrian military’s Walther P38, the Glock has gone on to be perhaps, both as a brand and a design, the most widely and easily recognized modern firearm throughout the world—the Superman “S” or Coca-Cola of firearms, if you will. It seems so unlikely considering the competition—H&K, Sig Sauer, Beretta—and the general down-the-nose-view of polymer used in firearms at the time, but by 1982, the Glock 17 was indeed the sidearm of the Austrian military. And today, practically the world. This Glock 17 L is one of the rarer versions of the venerable Austrian pistol, with unconfirmed information putting the number available around 2,000. This example was manufactured some time between 1995-2010, and while we can not say for sure, possibly later, but likely from the latter part of that range given its high condition. Good luck and happy bidding!