Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Glock 19 Generation 1

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Glock 19 Generation 1

Date

1987

Object Number

PR.8078

Provenance

Manufactured by Glock, mid-late 1987. Procured by MoD for trials, date unknown. Acquired by MoD Pattern Room, 1990. Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005.

Physical Description

Very early example of the 'Generation 1' Glock 19 with typical smooth textured grip and lack of accessory rail on frame dust cover. Based upon Sadowski (2018), this is a pre-production series gun allegedly built on cut-down Glock 17 frames. This seems unlikely given that the dustcover features a moulded-in front ridge, unless this was reshaped by heating. It also lacks the serrated trigger face described by Sadowski, which per Dan Shea was a US only import feature. Otherwise in standard configuration, No special British features or markings. Serial number plate is missing from dust cover. Original early Gen1 zinc trigger bar and longer, angled early ejector.

Techniques

Forged, Machined, Moulded, Stamped

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength4in
BarrelLength102mm
OverallLength185mm
OverallWeight0.645kg
OverallWeight1.42lbs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number AN371

Calibre

9mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Calibre
'9x19'
Slide left side
Stamping
Serial number
AN371
Slide right side
Stamping
Maker's mark
Glock logo, '19' 'AUSTRIA'
Slide left side
Stamping
Proof marks
Standard Vienna proofs
Frame right side
Stamping
Proof marks
Standard Vienna proofs
Slide right side
Stamping

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