August 22, 2008, 12:18 AM
completely field stripped my sig p232 and dont even know where to start piecing it back together.
i have some detailed pics, maybe someone on here can give a couple of pointers.
In those last two pictures, do I have the parts installed correct?
August 22, 2008, 12:30 AM
I cant help you too much but I have to know.
1. didn't you pay attention as to how it came apart?
2. what was it that pissed you off about it that you to took it apart to the point that you where pretty sure you couldn't put back together?
August 22, 2008, 12:32 AM
I think I know how everything goes in, just need the order.
I wanted to take off the wood grips and put on the synthetic ones. The screws that it came with were too long and I think it pushed some of the parts out.
is it gameover for the sig or is there still hope for a noobie to put back together?
August 22, 2008, 12:47 AM
let me check if I still have the disk. If I don't, I can xerox my class notes for you and send it via snail mail.
August 22, 2008, 12:47 AM
Just grab a part and put it where it looks like it should go. Then do it again. Start over if you screw up.
That's how i used to do it.
August 22, 2008, 12:51 AM
I've been sitting here for 3hrs. LOL
tricky part is, i cant get the sear and hammer strut/spring in.
Thanks Gary! I took apart the sig p225 and p226 and its not like the p232. AGHHHH!
August 22, 2008, 03:19 AM
nevermind, I got it. It only took me about 6 hours.
August 22, 2008, 11:07 AM
Difference in grip screws?
August 22, 2008, 11:49 AM
Good grief! :banghead:
August 24, 2008, 01:18 PM
Sorry it took so long. I had to shop for a counter-top and that was an all day affair. Found my notes and here's what I wrote as instructions for the Sig P230 (sorry, it's all I got):
To disassemble the frame, begin with the take-down lever. Note the flat end of the take-down lever. The stop has two indents which engage the slide stop pin. Turn the take down lever to 135 degrees and pull it out. You many need to use a brass punch to start it out. Once the take down lever is remove, the slide stop comes out next. The slide stop plunger and spring follow. Reassembly begins with the slide stop spring and plunger. You may have to use foreceps to install them. Drop in the slide stop and use a punch as a slave pin. Push in the lever while the lever is horizontal (this is the most difficult part of the disassembly and reassembly).
Remove the decocking lever spring. It does not matter whether the hammer is cocked or not to do this. Then, remove the trigger bar spring. The coil is towards the top. The trigger bar tab engages the double action notch and operates the safety lever. Note: the safety lever pivots on the trigger pivot pin.
Now, with the hammer in the forward position, push the sear forward to disengage the sear. The hammer should go forward and be vertical with the frame. This takes the maximum tension off the mainspring and makes the mainspring easier to remove. Hold the pistol in the weak hand with the muzzle facing towards the ground. Your middle finger goes through the frame, index finger on the mainspring and thumb on the magazine release. With the thumb, push the magazine release down and swing it towards the rear to remove it. Note how the rear arm of the strut engages the rear pin of the hammer. That is the correct position.
Remove the trigger pviot pin from left to right. Note how left side has the head. The purpose of the head on that pin is to hold the slide secure and secure the pin to the frame.
Placing the frame with its right side down and the decocking lever facing the ceiling (left side up), operate the decocking lever and hold down (hammer forward at this point). Now, remove the hammer pivot pin. Pull the hammer to the rear, not top, but to the rear to remove it. NNote the position of the safety lever. With a small screwdriver, pry the decocking lever up but not out. Rest it against the side of the frame. This detensions the decocking lever. To reinstall, push the sear forward and push the decocking lever in. Lift the disconnector out. The sear assembly drops out from the rear of the gun. Note how the sear shaft must be flush from left to right for removal or insertion. Also note how the flat end of the sear spring lays against the slot on the sear. The bent end of the spring grabs onto the frame.
Install the sear assembly. Drop in the decocker and drop in the hammer from behind. The hammer must be reclined. Put in the safety lever. Now, install the hammer pivot pin. Put in the decocking lever spring, trigger and trigger pivot pin. The trigger bar and trigger bar spring follows. Slide the catch lever spring and then the catch lever in. Replace the grips. Done.