*Source: Twenty-Seventh Edition: Blue Book Of Gun Values
February 27, 2007, 11:59 PM
Its what later became the SIG P-220. Except I think most of them had the mag release on the heel, which is a negative...
Nice guns, but no nicer -- as far as I can tell -- than a SIG P-220.
February 28, 2007, 12:04 AM
Its what later became the SIG P-220.
The Brownings came out in 1990.
The P220 came out in 1975.
February 28, 2007, 12:35 AM
Got backwards, didn't I? Its still a SIG P-220, right? With a different (non-US mag release.) Except for the release, they seem to be physically identical.
I prefer the P-220's release.
February 28, 2007, 12:39 AM
I passed on a decent looking one last fall for $400, so if yours is like new i'd probably say $450-500.
February 28, 2007, 11:23 AM
I paid $350 OTD. The dealer threw in a $20 case and a Browning hat as I was leaving...lol It never hurts to ask for free things all they can say is no. I thought the BDA came out before the 220? Did Browning just import them after the 220 came out?
Anyway if it shoots anything like my other Sig's I am sure I will love it.
Here is what a gun site said...
The pistol was indeed a very promising design, but strict Swiss laws severely limited the export of war materiel, so SIG decided to move the manufacture of its newest pistol abroad. For this reason SIG Holdings AG in 1976 acquired significant stocks of the J.P. Sauer & Son Company, which was located in Germany, and during the late 1970s started the manufacture of the SIG-Sauer P220 pistol in Germany.
The P220, as with most of its later siblings, was an instant and continuous success. Adopted by the Swiss and Japanese armies, and by a large number of European police organizations, this pistol also rapidly found its way into the USA, first thorough the Browning Arms Company of Utah, and, since the mid-1980s, through the SIGARMS Company of New Hampshire
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