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Where is the best Glock serial number list?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gl, Jul 4, 2005.

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  1. gl

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    Anybody know of anyplace where there is the most complete list of Glock serial number information as to manufacture date, Austria or U.S. manufacture, ect????

    Any help would be appreciated!!

    sofgl@yahoo.com
     
  2. C-grunt

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    I would contact Glock first
     
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    I second the call Glock first comment. They are THE definative source for this info.

    Here's a couple of numbers for them.

    (770) 432-1202 or their toll free number 1-866-225-4098

    I could give you the E mail address for Glock customer service but then someone would find me cut off my head and lock it in a safe :D

    Regards,
    Rob
     
  6. RITM

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    I suppose I can help you out with the manufacture date.

    When you look at the serial number of your Glock, you'll find two (or three) letters, then three numerals, and then a three-letter-code.

    In case of my Glock (born&raised in Austria) that's MB XXX LDO, which translates to a manufacture date of February '90.

    The first letter is for the month:
    E...Jan
    L...Feb
    N...Mar
    B...Apr
    S...May
    Z...Jun
    G...Jul
    P...Aug
    I...Sep
    C...Oct
    V...Nov
    A...Dec

    The last two letters are for the year:
    O...0
    W...1
    K...2
    R...3
    F...4
    M...5
    H...6
    Y...7
    T...8
    D...9

    So 'LDO' means Feb 90, for instance 'SDM' would mean May 95.

    I believe I read somewhere that Glocks either manufactured in or exported to the U.S. have a 'U.S.' stamped somewhere, though I haven't seen one of those yet.

    Greetings from Austria,

    RITM
     
  7. Bill2k1

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    RITM let me welcome you to THR :)


    I don't know how accurate your info is currently (It may apply to your country, maybe Glock has different numbering systems based upon the country) . It maybe spot on for older models, but the newer ones use 3 letters and 3 numbers. If there are letters or numbers following this format it comes from a factory frame swap.

    The best list I would say is at glock talk, purely because the community is updating it.
     
  8. Bill2k1

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    as for Glocks intended for the US, I can tell you that the side of the frame without the mag release has a place where there is no texture and they say "Made in Austria Glock Inc. Smyrna, GA."

    Can you describe to me the Austria proof mark I have heard about?
     
  9. RITM

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    Hello Bill2k1,

    thanks for the welcome!

    As for the Austrian proof mark, check out this link:

    http://www.beschussamt.at/BA_Wien_Waffen.htm

    As you can see there, there is the Austrian heraldic eagle and next to it the letters 'NPF' or 'NPV', this being the proof mark for nitro-powder, stamped either in Ferlach (Carinthia) or in Vienna.

    As for finding out the manufacture date of a Glock from the serial number, I know just the right expert to contact.
    Unfortunately he's on vacation right now (good for him though...), but once he's back, I'll get this all sorted out.
     
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