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Hello, just bought a new Glock 19 (3rd Gen, US made)
I notice that the slide has something like a scratch, at the store the guy said its nothing and its fine, donno... I post a picture of this thing, maybe you could tell me what is this....

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When you touching it you wouldn't 'feel' anything wrong, but as you can see its pretty weird.
Would like for some information what could it be, if its normal/ok ... thanks in advance!
 

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Looks like a machining mark, I just looked at mine and it has the same one and I have some 2000 rounds through mine but give it time and if it is a crack then Glock will replace it for free

just an FYI that is not a stress point so most likey its just what I said
 

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I don't see it on my brand new Glock 36....now before you go "oh no" it could be, because mine was just made 12/31/2012. It could be that my slide isn't like yours...it could be many things. I agree barstoolguru.
Is the person you purchased from a Glocksmith? If not, have one check it out, so this way it won't bug you...and if he finds something else you didn't, it's money or time well spent.
I've done this on any used gun I've ever bought. You just don't know where it's been.
If he's a Glocksmith, he would not steer you wrong.
I bought mine brand new last month ...I got it home and discovered the slide back cover plate had a severe metal gouge in it. Though it serves to hold in the series of springs in the slide, the gouge didn't impede anything and the part wasn't cracked at all. It looks like it came from Glock that way and they missed it before it got out the door. I had to take the slide apart to even see it, and it wouldn't hurt at all to shoot with it. I still had it replaced...and they didn't blink at my reqeust.
 

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Looks like a machining mark to me also.
 

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I have a new gen 3 19 and mine doesn't have those marks.

By the way, the parts are made in Austria and they are assembled in GA.
 

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Thanks for the fast replies!

@barstoolguru - do you have (a US) G19 ?

I didn't thought its a machining mark because its ain't look simmetry, if it is, why they put this mark anyway?

@NName591 - well as I know this guy have pretty much knowledge on glock pistols, but you know when its come to the same store you should trust on yourself.
I guess it could be anything, I'll send the picture to the store manager and will update what he has to say...
 

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I have a g23 and it has a mfg. date around 2003 but from what I read all Glock slides are mfg. from bar stock then heat treated so there is no real way it can crack in that spot. They are treated and then dipped in a vat. You can send it back to Glock (75.00) and let them look at it or you can shoot it and give it time and see.

All slides are made overseas because of the tennifer finish, the finishing process is banned here
 

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An UPDATE:

I spoke with the owner of the store, I sent him this photo and asked what he thinks...
He told me not to worry, gun that comes out from the factory passes all tests including firing test, then spread a special grease. (I bet you all knew that already)
Also he said that I should shoot a few hundred rounds until all the rails and all the parts cleansed and sometimes small scratch will scrape, mainly on polymers pistols.
Most parts are special metal casting, anyway if I'll have any problem they are available with full warranty.

Seems like its fine, as you all said before.
Thanks guys!
 

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Just looked at my GEN 3 G19 and there is no such mark. Yours sure has more factory lubricant than any of mine have had.
 

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Yours sure has more factory lubricant than any of mine have had.
I thought that also. Mine has probably significantly less but I didn't have a point of reference.

Psy: the ultimate question - are *you* satisfied? 'cause if it continues to bother you, I'd press for a replacement. I'm not saying you should, but a gun must be trusted. And if you don't, I encourage you :)
 

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Have similar mark on mine I'm sure they zyglo or mag inspect these but visual at 10x shows a machining mark on mine so I wouldn't be concerned about it.
 
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