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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I need some help. I have a Glock 19 Gen 1 that I bought in 1992. When I first bought it, me and a group of friends would go about once a month to a range and shoot our weapons. I started playing golf not long after buying the gun and eventually stopped shooting at range altogether. I haven't fired the gun in the last 10 years (sad, I know) and would guess that less that 1000 rounds have been fired through it. I recently came across and great deal on a Glock 40 cal and bought it. I didn't need two gun sitting in the house and decided to sell the Glock 19. I have no idea what to ask for this gun, so I call around to some local dealers. One dealer asked what letters the serial number started with, and I told him KG***. He told me the gun was a Generation 1 version, which meant absolutely nothing to me. The has little of no wear. The gun came with two regular clips and one Plus 2 clip and also has tritium (sp?) night sights. I have the original Glock case and the owner's manual.

My long winded question is. What is this gun worth? Is it colllectable? Thanks in advance. I can post PICs if that would help.
 

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Welcome to the Forum. I would definitely hang on to that if I were you. I hope you enjoy yourself here.
 

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Don't sell it:
1) it's a nice piece for any collection. I have never held one before.
2) you can never have too many guns. In fact if you know how many guns you have, you need more! Lol

Hold on to it, pass it down. It's a great long lasting firearm that will serve your family for generations.
 

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Hmm, on a Glock website in the Glock forum, you should expect to get the responses you are getting. I would add that you already said you didn't need two guns and you haven't shot it in a decade. It doesn't seem to hold any sentimental value to you, so why not sell it? Use the money for ammo or take a vacation.

Just as you, the owner for the last 20 years, had no value in it being a Gen1 most people in the world wouldn't care either and therefore wouldn't assign any additional value to it. In fact most would probably subtract value due to it being older and a first generation. Most people feel first anythings are where you get the problems out.

EDIT: For some reason I read 17 and not 19 when I first posted. If this were truly a Gen1 G-19 it would be worth a ton as there were very, very few made and fewer imported to the US. For those reading this for the first time well past the many, many pages written on this you can read my original (not valid for 19, but for 17) quote below.
 

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Hmm, on a Glock website in the Glock forum, you should expect to get the responses you are getting. I would add that you already said you didn't need two guns and you haven't shot it in a decade. It doesn't seem to hold any sentimental value to you, so why not sell it? Use the money for ammo or take a vacation.

Just as you, the owner for the last 20 years, had no value in it being a Gen1 most people in the world wouldn't care either and therefore wouldn't assign any additional value to it. In fact most would probably subtract value due to it being older and a first generation. Most people feel first anythings are where you get the problems out. For the most part in actual sales the prices reflect this. They go for $300 and up. Maybe if the serial number or manufacture date has a special meaning to somebody or they really want that Gen1, it's hard to put a premium on it otherwise. My Gen4 17 cost me $398.20 (Blue Label) and was something like $430 out the door. GSSF members can get a new Gen3 or Gen4 for $425 and your LGS is $499.

As you can see by the response though you may have a captive audience and may wish to take best advantage of that.
This is a pretty honest answer. I personally would keep it, because the Gen1 19s are fairly rare and not very easy to find. I would say if you want to sell it, you could get close to new prices for it. I would guess that it would sell easily at 400-500 range.

Please post pics, just so we can see it before you sell it! ;)
 

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I don't see any red x's or pictures. If your using the iPhone app, just upload through the app from your phone. If your doing it from a computer, upload to photobucket or something and copy/paste the image tag in your post.
 
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