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mossy
07-28-2011, 11:40 AM
i recenty got a second gen austrian proof marked Glock 19. i know what all the marks mean except two and i can not find any info on them. on the side of the barrel where you see the serial number there is a LTD mark. on my other glock's ( second gen 17 and third gen 17C ) there is a glock logo and a little five sided shape. my question is what does the LTD mark mean? also there is a 2 printed in the eagle proof mark on the slide, what does the 2 mean?

here is some pics

the glock

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc386/mossyman2/IMG_42591.jpg

matching eagle with 2 and npv proof marks

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc386/mossyman2/IMG_4257.jpg

the eagle npv and LTD marks
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc386/mossyman2/IMG_4258.jpg

marks on my other Glocks

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc386/mossyman2/IMG_4260.jpg

XDRoX
07-28-2011, 12:22 PM
I don't know the answers you're looking for, but I have a 3rd gen 19 and it doesn't have the little "2" in the eagle. It also doesn't have the "LTD" anywhere on it.

Pretty cool 19 you got there.

Oceanbob
07-28-2011, 12:59 PM
I read about this same subject on GT. Here is the answer:

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% load.

Bob

mossy
07-28-2011, 1:12 PM
i know about the NPV mark, i want to know what the LTD mark is

Oceanbob
07-28-2011, 1:24 PM
i know about the NPV mark, i want to know what the LTD mark is

Wild guess my friend. I think it's the Date Code when your barrel was test fired:

The 3 letters represent the barrel test fire date code:

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


Feb 1989 ?

mossy
07-28-2011, 1:53 PM
Wild guess my friend. I think it's the Date Code when your barrel was test fired:

The 3 letters represent the barrel test fire date code:

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


Feb 1989 ?

this could be it, my serial number is EH*** so the gun was manufactured in March of 1989, could the barrel have been made a month early? i know it is the original barrel because the serial numbers match.

Oceanbob
07-28-2011, 1:59 PM
this could be it, my serial number is EH*** so the gun was manufactured in March of 1989, could the barrel have been made a month early? i know it is the original barrel because the serial numbers match.

Yes....that's it.!..I am sure they run 1000s of barrel thru their test-fire machine and stamp on the serial number down the production line.

Cool. I love those Gen 2 GLOCKS...they fit my hand well.

Bob

mossy
07-28-2011, 2:08 PM
Yes....that's it.!..I am sure they run 1000s of barrel thru their test-fire machine and stamp on the serial number down the production line.

Cool. I love those Gen 2 GLOCKS...they fit my hand well.

Bob

excellent!! another mystery solved :party: thanks for all the help. i like the gen2's also, they are so simple no extra stuff added on, and they work great