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    Question about my new Glock 19

    Hi all,

    I just added a brand new Glock 19 to my collection and noticed that the markings on it are different from any other Glock I have ever seen. Here is a pic of my new toy;



    Most Glocks have these markings like here on my G23;



    However, on this new G19, it looks like this;



    and



    Does anyone know what these markings mean??? Why is it different and why not Symryna, GA? ANd what is with the eagle and the shield with the numeral 2 in the center?

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  3. Found this through google....Doesn't explain your G19 but it explains the NPv marking.

    From 1982 to 1991 G17s were assembled & test fired in Austria. (Later pistols were assembled and test fired at Glock Inc. in Smyrna, GA.) These early production pistols are marked with an eagle and "NPv". The markings are proof marks and inspectors marks as required on Austrian pistols.

    The NPv mark means "Nitro Powder proofed". To get this proofmark, a Gun in Austria has to be proofed with 130% loads.

    Here's the website... http://www.glockfaq.com/markings.htm

    From what I can gather, all it means is that your gun was assembled and test fired in Austria, not Smyrna, GA like most of them. I think that's a good thing seeing as how Austrian standards state that the gun must be tested and passed at 30%+ normal load.

    The eagle is actually the Austrian coat of arms and is used as a proof mark. This mark with a 2 in the center means that it was proofed at the firing proof house in Vienna.

    Looks like the above applies to early production G19's. There should be three letters in the serial number that are the date code. My G30 is LWT which means it is a G30SF, test fired February 2008, 3rd Gen. with Trijicon night sights. This is a complete list of date codes...

    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412093

    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
    Last edited by rrc1962; 02-21-2009 at 08:02 PM.

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    Thank you very much for the info... I bought it brand new from a dealer in Trussville, AL. It was the only one he had and he said they had just gotten it. In fact, I had been to many other Birmingham area gun stores and they were all sold out of the GLock 19. I have been trying to get one for months! Finally... $499 and a new Glock 19! Anyway, many thanks for the info rrc1962!

  5. Did you date the serial number? When was it built? I don't think it really matters as long as it was new. I saw a G19 at the gun store yesterday for $579. Thinking about one for the wife. I'd say you got a good deal.

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    Well I'm not sure as the serial begins with KUW***

  7. KUW - G-19 - Test fired February 2009. The gun was assembled and tested in Austria less than a month ago. Due to the recent supply issues, it was probably imported directly from Austria rather than assembled and tested in GA and sent though typical US distribution. The date code table didn't make any sense for my G30 either. I got the info from my master serial number list. I keep the list in a text file. It came from one of the links I posted above. I'll attach the text file. I use it when I go gun shopping so I can date the gun. I believe you can even tell if it's been replaced under warranty by the serial number.

    Can't upload the text file. If you shoot me an email I'll send it that way.

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    These are Austrian proof marks. They can be found on most Glocks around the world except for the ones that are imported and test fired in Smyrna, GA. You got a good deal on this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germanicus View Post
    These are Austrian proof marks. They can be found on most Glocks around the world except for the ones that are imported and test fired in Smyrna, GA. You got a good deal on this one!
    Thanks Germanicus and rrc1962!! I knew somebody would know something about them Yeah I feel like I got a pretty good deal at $499. Out the door price was $548.... not too bad seeing how all the ones I have seen on Gunsamerica.com are selling for $529 or higher. Actually if you can find one on gunsamerica.com for $529, that is the low end and I would consider getting it. That is if you are in the market for a G19. I have seen them going for $579 and on up over $600. The retailers in my area are out of the Glock 19 and can't keep them in stock. Apparently people are aware of this which would explain some of the markup.

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    There seems to be a high demand for Glocks and other guns since early November for some reason. Austria has sent some G19's over to sell while the demand is high. The G19 is the only model that I have heard of that has been sent over but others will most likely follow.

  11. The G19 we bought yesterday has the same Austrian markings.

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