GLOCK 17 G17 Gen 1 9x19mm Parabellum Striker-Fired Semi-Auto Pistol, 1986
SOLD FOR: $1378.53
Model: 17, Gen 1
Serial Numbers: BA062US
Year of Manufacture: October, 1986 (“CTH” Austrian Date Code)
Caliber: 9mmx19 Parabellum
Action Type: Striker-Fired Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: 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 with a partial of the serial number, “BA062” 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 with the full serial number, “BA062 US”. The right side of the barrel is marked “BA062”, two proof marks, and a “CTH” Austrian date code, indicating the month and year of manufacture as October, 1986.
Barrel Length: 4 1/2” (Nominal), 4.49” per CA Handguns Certified for Sale
Sights/Optics: 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: The grip is a “pebble-pattern” textured black polymer integral to the frame. It has only minor handling marks in addition to a few minor drag lines in the smooth areas, but otherwise is free of any excessive wear or damage. Overall, both grips rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Gray “Pebbled” Phosphate
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is well-defined. There is no erosion, but there is light stubborn fouling along the grooves.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains 95% of its phosphate finish. Light thinning can be seen on most edges with moderate scuffs and holster wear primarily on the right side. Light nicks and scuffs are dotted throughout. Pins and controls are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The actions function correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This Glock 17 pistol will ship in its original serial-matching “Tupperware” Bullet Box with cleaning rod and brush tip, the manual, a load-assist device, and two (2) magazines, one 10-round, and an early 17-round.
Please note, NO magazines will be shipped where they can not be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: The Glock pistol was designed in 1980 by Gaston Glock, a 50-year-old fabricator of polymers and curtain rods, as an answer to the Austrian military’s need of a replacement for their Walther P38. In that time, the Glock pistol 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 all seems so unlikely, too, considering the competition—H&K, Sig Sauer, Beretta, oh my—and the general down-the-nose-view of polymer being used in firearms at the time. Regardless, by 1982 the Glock 17 was indeed the sidearm of the Austrian military. And today, the world. On offer here is a classic Glock 17 with its original case and an early-days magazine (by our estimation, it is a third iteration magazine). Good luck and happy bidding!