Glock 22 G22 Gen 3 40 S&W Semi-Automatic Pistol FBI Commemorative Case 2008
SOLD FOR: $1676.78
Model: FBI Commemorative 22, Generation 3
Serial Number: FBI1219
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Caliber: .40 Smith & Wesson
Action Type: Detachable Magazine-Fed Striker-Fired Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: Slide left side marked with Glock logo, “22”, “AUSTRIA”, “.40”. Slide right side marked with Glock logo, serial number, “FBI1219”, the FBI seal, “100th ANNIVERSARY” in a ribbon over “FBI / 1908”. Right barrel flat marked with serial number, “FBI1219”, Glock logo, pentagon proof mark. Top barrel flat marked “.40”. Grip left side marked with Glock logo. Frame right side marked “MADE IN AUSTRIA / GLOCK, INC., SMYRNA GA.”. Grip right side marked with patent info.
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 fixed to the muzzle end of the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch with a white outline dovetailed to the rear end of the slide.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grip is one-piece textured black polymer integral to the frame with finger grooves and ambidextrous thumb rests. There are very minor handling marks, but otherwise the grip is free of any notable wear or damage. There are no cracks or chips. Overall, the grip is in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Tenifer
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is pronounced. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are only exceedingly minor indications of handling, but otherwise this Glock is free of any notable wear or damage. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, thorough and consistent cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: This Glock 22 will ship with its standard serial-matching black snap-case that holds three (3) 15-round magazines, a test-fire casing in a sealed envelope, a load assist device, and a cleaning rod with brush attachment. Included also is a wood presentation case with FBI logos.
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 for 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. This is a Glock 22 Generation 3 that is notable for commemorating the FBI 100th Anniversary in 2008. Interestingly, these were originally only for purchase by agents, and for the most part haven’t made it out to the general public. This example is utterly gorgeous, nary a mark to be seen. Glock collector’s will be happy to add this to a collection. Good luck and happy bidding!