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Should I buy a 10 year old G26?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jc650, Nov 28, 2008.

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  1. jc650

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    I have a co-worker that bought a G26 about 10 yrs ago and has never fired it. I had another co-worker who is very knowledgable look at it and he said that it was in excellent condition. Is there anything I should be concerned about and does anyone have a ballpark figure of the value?
     
  2. louie19

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    See if you can take it to the range to put a hundred rounds through it. That'd be the ideal way - think of it as a test drive.

    You can also run through the function tests of the different safeties. If its a good deal, go for it. You can replace all the internal pieces and even the barrel if any of those are bad. The only things I think you can't easily replace is the frame and the slide.
     
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    10 Year old Clock 26

    Nothing much to go wrong with the 26. You might want to load up three or four mags and cycle them through the gun, but if you like Glocks and the price is right then go for it.
    I sold my 8 year old GL26 about a year ago for about half price and it was is excellent shape as well.
    JimK
     
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    absolutely! I'll buy it if you don't.
     
  5. Smithiac

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    Why not
     
  6. Ken Rainey

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    It will be an excellent pistol...Glock is one pistol that it is hard to go wrong with when buying used, especially in 9mm. There were some pistols with serial numbers starting with the letter E that had frame upgrades offered from the factory due to weak frame slide rails, but if the pistol is 10 years old, it should have been made before that series. Ball park figure for a used but like-new-in-the-box G26 would be (depending on your specific area) around $375 give or take $50...the farther south that figure goes, the better for you! ;)
     
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    Me, Today
     
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    If it's never been fired, you could have likely buried that G26 in a pillowcase for 10 year, pulled it out of the ground, smack in a mag, rack the slide and it will go BANG! when you pull the trigger.

    -IF- you are getting a good price, this could well be a find.

    Price? I bought a similar G26 (not quite as old) for $425, which I thought was a fair price.

     
  9. oneounceload

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    compare the asking price to a new one - IF it's unfired, it's as good as anew one - and their prices haven't really changed much in 10 years - offer him what he paid for it, plus a few extra bucks for inflation.....

    great gun - mine's about that old as well, works just fine
     
  10. jc650

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    Ken Rainey-I believe the serial numer does start with an E. Will I be able to find out more by calling the factory with the serial number?
     
  11. Ken Rainey

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    Yep, or there is a list on GlockTalk somewhere with all the serial numbers affected....IF it is affected, Glock will replace the frame for free with either an unsimilar # frame OR you can have them get the same serial number with a 1 in front of it from Austria, that's what I did for two of my friends that had them...took a little longer but they preferred it that way so that all of the serial numbers still "matched" ... If you know a friendly FFL dealer, he can send it back thru the post office for much less than you can send it thru UPS or FedEx...factor in this cost in the purchase price....
     
  12. jc650

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    Thanks for the help. Once again Im amazed at the knowledge of the members here.
     
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    Gosh,

    My "newest" gun is actually one I bought new ten years ago, a 1st generation Kimber Ultra CDP.

    Man, I'm feelin' old. All the guns I've bought since then have been used guns, older than that . . . mainly S&W revolvers.

    HECK YEAH that Glock should be fine if it is in great shape!

    A good firearm, kept in good condition, will easily outlast us all!

    Enjoy it!

    T.
     
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    I am glad I read the thread a second time. I thought you were asking should I buy a 10 year old a G26 :banghead:
     
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    Sure. The old ones aren't any uglier than the new ones.
     
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    I bought one about a year ago that in my estimation had a box of rounds through it. It was at a large gun dealer, and my guess is someone bought it shot a box of rounds, decided they couldn't handle the free pinky thing and traded it back on something else.

    I paid $389.00 for it. It has had no issues for about 1000 rounds or so.

    With all that said, with the current buying frenzy, I wouldn't be surprised to see prices a bit higher.

    Great gun. You can't go far wrong, you can replace about everything in it short of the frame, slide and barrel for about $50.00.
     
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    f4t9r, when I look at the thread title I realize it could be easily misunderstood. I dont have any 10 yr olds yet so thats not possible. Im gonna get the serial number and call next week and Ill let everyone know the outcome. I was hoping to pay about $300 to be honest but it sounds like its probably worth more.
     
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    I wouldn't buy it for anything more than $300, it's 10 years old for crying out loud! I think you would be better served with a brand spanking new third gen glock 26.

    But, if you do want to buy it I suggest asking to shoot it a little first, at least 100 rounds or so. And be sure to field strip it and make sure you don't see any signs of corrosion.

    I don't know how good you know this co-worker but make sure that the gun is not stolen and try to get a bill of sale at least.
     
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    Both my Glock 26s (his and hers) are in excess of a decade old. They shoot as well as they did the day they first emerged from their boxes!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    10 years from now people will be buying 20 year old Glock 26's and will be getting a heck of a weapon...

    providing any of us are here and can own weapons :uhoh:
     
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    The cheapest I could get a new one around here was $500 out the door. I did purchase the used one with a holster for $375. Most people around me have said thats a good price.
     
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    You done good...even if you do have to send it back for a new frame...the dang thing will just plain spoil you being so easy to carry, take care of and shoot..:cool:
     
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    Thats only one week in Glock years. Glocks are made of a material that has the half-life of plutonium. It will be passed down to your great, great, great, great, great, great Grandchildren.

    Or so I'm told.
     
  24. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Hmmm, is this a trick question?**

    **No one should ever buy any Glock, ever, under any circumstances.

    :p :eek: :D
     
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    Wow 10 years old

    Isn't there laws against that stuff? Seriously half of my guns are 10 years old or more. If it wasn't a glock I would go into a speal about old world craftmanship etc etc..... Glocks are good guns and will not wear out in 10 .. 20... 50 years.....
     
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