SOLD FOR: $2775
LSB#: 220111VI001 & 220111VI001
Model: 17, Gen 1
Serial Numbers: VC746US (VI001) VC747US (VI002)
Year of Manufacture (Both): December, 1988 (“LTT” Austrian Date Code)
Caliber (Both): 9mmx19 Parabellum
Action Type (Both): Striker-Fired Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings (VI001): The left side of the slide is marked with the Glock logo, “17”, “AUSTRIA”, and “9×19”; the right side of the slide is marked “CV746”, and with two proof marks. The left side of the grip is marked with the Glock logo; the right side of the frame/grip is marked “GLOCK, INC., SMYRNA, GA.”, and “US.Pat.4.539.889”. The bottom of the dust cover has an inset plate that is marked “CV746 US”. The right side of the barrel marked “CV746”, two proof marks, and an “ATT” Austrian date code, indicating the month and year of manufacture as December, 1988.
Markings (VI001): The left side of the slide is marked with the Glock logo, “17”, “AUSTRIA”, and “9×19”; the right side of the slide is marked “CV747”, and with two proof marks. The left side of the grip is marked with the Glock logo; the right side of the frame/grip is marked “GLOCK, INC., SMYRNA, GA.”, and “US.Pat.4.539.889”. The bottom of the dust cover has an inset plate that is marked “CV747 US”. The right side of the barrel marked “CV747”, two proof marks, and an “ATT” Austrian date code, indicating the month and year of manufacture as December, 1988.
Barrel Length (Both): 4 1/2” (Nominal), 4.49” (CA Handguns Certified for Sale)
Sights/Optics (Both): The front sight is a blade with a white dot that is fixed to the slide. The rear sight is an adjustable square-notch with white outline.
Stock Configuration and Condition (Both): The grip is a “pebble-pattern” textured black polymer integral to the frame. Each grip has only minor handling marks, but otherwise are free of any notable wear or damage. Overall, both grips rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish (Both): Phosphate
Finish Originality (Both): Original
Bore Condition (Both): The bores are bright, the polygonal rifling is well-defined. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition (VI001): This pistol retains 97% of its phosphate finish. There are light nicks on the slide flats, the heaviest concentration being on the right side. Just ahead of the rear sight, minor thinning can be seen on the upper edges of the slide. Pins controls are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Overall Condition (VI002): This pistol retains 98% of its phosphate finish. Very minor nicks are scattered about the slide flats, concentrated mostly on the left side nearer to the serrations. Pins controls are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics (Both): The actions function correctly. We did not fire these pistols. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories (Both): Each of these Glock 17 pistols will ship with their original serial-matching “Tupperware” Bullet Box, cleaning rod and brush tip, various factory paperwork including the manual, a load-assist device, and two (2) 10-round magazines.
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, the world. On offer here is a consecutive pair of Austria-marked Gen 1 Glock 17 pistols with manufactured in December of 1988. Glocks are ubiquitous, and a pair like this is a rare sight, but even more so when the condition of these are taken into account and the fact that they include the early “Tupperware” Bullet Boxes with integral ammunition holders, cleaning accessories, manuals—heck, the original “1987 US-award Best In Market” end labels are present! The avid Glock collector simply does not see such a beautiful sight very often. Included with each pistol are two (2) 10-round magazines. Good luck and happy bidding!