Thirty Glock 19 guns were released at a SHOT Show in 2002.
They were factory engraved and were the only guns to be released at the time.
Seventeen years later, in May of this year, they will be auctioned off with only ten guns remaining in the world. The Rock Island Auction Company will hold the auction in May of this year and will auction off each gun separately.
RIA is known for auctioning off rare firearms such as these Glocks and are looking forward to getting top dollar for these collectible pieces. They will not be auctioned off as a set.
Located in Rock Island, Illinois, the Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s largest auction house which deals with collector and antique firearms.
The RIAC has been around since 1993 and has been made famous by gun experts, collectors, military artifact enthusiast, sportsmen, hunters, and investors. Pat Hogan started the company in his garage and built it to what it is today. They now do business in an 86,000 square foot home.
The auction will feature the last remaining ten G-19 engraved guns along with many others which will be for sale, auction and for show. Auctions are held three times a year, and each event lasts for three days.
The event is known worldwide, and the guns which pass thru the auctions and shows are phenomenal which also hold historical value.
One of the historical pistols was an 1847 cased Colt Civilian Walker Revolver sold for a record-breaking $1.84 million.
The highest selling item wasn’t even a gun. It was a Middle Eastern Treasu (a 15th-century shirt) which sold for $2.3 million.
They also have online auctions which can be found on their website with more information.
The remaining ten guns are factory made and designed just like the originals.
The only difference is they are engraved with unique standard designs made by German engravers. Only the slide and the barrel are engraved, not the frame of the gun.
They are known as standard engravement. T
he G-19s are also equipped with night sights. Each gun has a different design and has a different amount of gold on them.
Some have only silver with no gold on the gun. A few have only the designs engraved as gold, and the rest is lined with silver. The rest are all gold.
Since the guns are collector’s items, the serial number is stamped into each gun with ELP serial numbers to show they are specially engraved.
The guns also have the numbers 1 through 30 stamped on each of them from the factory showing it is the amount and the order of which the guns were made.
Values on antique firearms have dropped, and it would be the perfect time to get these guns as a collector’s item. T
he value goes up and down like the stock market, and the Glock 19 engraved guns are expected to bring in two to five-thousand dollars per gun at the Rock Island Auction.
It is expected to be a huge event as many gun collectors will come out to get their hands on these guns.
No other guns will be made like these ever again, and once these guns are auctioned off, they are gone. Information can be found on each individual gun in the RI catalog and is displayed with its own page in the book.
It is safe to say most items which sell at auctions go for the price in between the estimated value. Since the value of the engraved G-19s is estimated between two and five thousand dollars, I am guessing the price will be somewhere around $3,500 sold.
Though this is not anywhere near what the antiques sell for, it could go for a higher price for whoever wins the bid for their great, great, great, grand-kids when they sell it.
Rare items can easily be bought by collectors who have their eyes on these Glocks.
Some may come from the other side of the world to bid. The Glock 19 is not a rare gun at all.
It is the fact that it is engraved makes a world of difference in value. Some people do not like the fact the guns are engraved.
It all has to do with a person’s preference, but it is the engravement that makes the value of the gun increase.
Kudos to the men or women who holds the remaining ten after this auction.