I have a friend who has been trying to peddle a "1st Gen" Glock 17 as if it had any value over any other worn to death old plastic gun. I'm just not seeing the value or desirability of an older Glock. Apparently, there are people who care out there some where. I'd put the gun in question at about 70% condition, it honestly looks like a crime scene pick-up. To me it is a solid $300 gun on a good day, this guy is thinking "rare" and $450 bucks. One of us is wrong. Does anyone care? Are there any differences other than the grip texture between a Glock made in the 1980's and one made this year? I've owned several over the years and they were all equally uninteresting. Same lousy triggers, same marginal accuracy and cheap sights. The finish on the metal is about as nice as a Wal-Mart teflon coated cooking pan and wears about as well. Now if you like Glocks, I'm really happy for you, they do are seem to run well with most ammo and hit where you aim for the most part. I've never had one be as difficult to run as a 1911. They just don't have the eye appeal of a early 1950's S&W for instance.