Originally Posted by deathkricket
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.