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Old 02-14-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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Ok first i would like to start by saying yes i already own a glock and have for a few years now so most of the common sense things i already know. Now with that being said i bought a glock 23 yesterday and upon inspection the gun seemed fine, i just noticed a few inconsistencies. The gun its self looks new, the hole where the firing pin comes out had a slight circle in it from being fired, there's was the copper looking goo every where in it, and the envelope that contains the empty case that comes with glocks has 2 casing instead of one and had a technician's name printed on it and he signed the bottom and the envelope is sealed with tape and has DA wrote on it. the last thing i noticed is the barrel (while having matching numbers) don't really match the gun, as it is a more gray then black. I was just wondering if i may have purchased a re furbished gun and not a new one. The gun it's self was made in mid 2009

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Old 02-14-2010, 08:04 PM   #2
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Ok first i would like to start by saying yes i already own a glock and have for a few years now so most of the common sense things i already know. Now with that being said i bought a glock 23 yesterday and upon inspection the gun seemed fine, i just noticed a few inconsistencies. The gun its self looks new, the hole where the firing pin comes out had a slight circle in it from being fired, there's was the copper looking goo every where in it, and the envelope that contains the empty case that comes with glocks has 2 casing instead of one and had a technician's name printed on it and he signed the bottom and the envelope is sealed with tape and has DA wrote on it. the last thing i noticed is the barrel (while having matching numbers) don't really match the gun, as it is a more gray then black. I was just wondering if i may have purchased a re furbished gun and not a new one. The gun it's self was made in mid 2009
The empty cases are test fires. The sealed one, to the best of my knowledge ,is to go on file with the District Attorney in a few locales if you purchase there(maryland I think is one). I believe the ffl takes it when they sell the pistol. They don't bother taking the "extra" case if you don't live/buy in that area.
The slight circle near the firing pin is brass casing residue from the test fires.
The copper grease is the factory lube glock uses.
The barrels on my glocks, before I sold them, Did look a little lighter than the slide. I think that is because the barrel metal is given a finer polish than the slide so it takes the tenifer finish a little different.

Id say your pistol is fine IMO.
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Cool, just wanted to make sure as i have never seen the test fire round envelope signed by a technician before. i figured it would be to verify the pistols was maybe repaired and is working right or something.

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Yup, it's fine. The fired cartridge thing is done by Ruger (and I'm sure others) as well. If you ask me, it's nothing less than registration. I'm glad I don't live where they require that.
Anyway, enjoy your new pistol.
I'm a new owner of a G20 10mm and love it. You gotta love Glock simplicity. I love a gun that I can take apart and put back together myself

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I got my G26 new at Gander Mtn on Thanksgiving 2009 and it had the fired casings, too. Same with the finish of the barrel vs slide. The front edge of the barrel that is visible at the front lip of the ejection port wears down a bit if it's been fired for (substantially) more than the two rounds they use to get the casings. My gun was manufactured on July 2009 according to the sticker on the hard case that the gun came in. Hope this helps.

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The copper is lube that is factory applied. They recomend leaving it on as long as possible.

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