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sig p239 problem?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by pernicus, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. pernicus

    pernicus Well-Known Member

    it seems the bottom of the barrel near the tip is rubbing on the edge of the hole through which it protrudes and there is a scratch throughth the blueing down to the metal where the barrel meets the edge of the hole...this isn't normal is it?
  2. gb6491

    gb6491 Well-Known Member

    A photo would help, but wear marks are normal in that area.
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I suspect you just have normal wear.

    Any SIG barrel that has been shot at all will have burnishing (just the bluing worn off, not palpable gouging or scoring) all along the top and bottom of the barrel. When the slide/barrel are in battery, the muzzle end of the barrel is not centered and contacts the bottom of the hole in the slide. All of this is normal.
  4. 1SOW

    1SOW Well-Known Member

    "Scratch" or "Wear"?

    If it's an actual 'scratch', I've not experienced that. That area of the barrel will have some bluing 'worn' or 'rubbed' off through normal use.
  5. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you have whats called a "smiley" in SIG parlance.

    Does it look something like this?

  6. pernicus

    pernicus Well-Known Member

    yea thats what it looks like, i'm fairly in experienced with pistols...i've shot rifles and shotguns most of my life and just recently got into the pistols since i got my ccw
  7. Dollar An Hour

    Dollar An Hour Well-Known Member

    Normal on Sigs - those happen right away on a new pistol. :)
  8. bluto

    bluto Well-Known Member

    Hey, it better look like that, more or less! :D All Sigs do that. Smileys are perfectly normal.

    As the owner of 8 Sigs with my 9th (a P239) on the way I'd like to mention that Sigs should be well lubricated on the outside of the barrel, the rails, and all other contact surfaces. They like to run on the "wet" side. Making sure that they're properly lubricated will insure proper/normal mating of surfaces and a near flawless performance. Most Sig "problems" are the simple result of inadequate lubrication.

    I've used TW25B for several years with great results:


    but there are other good lubricants on the market. I give a shot of BreakFree to the internals.
  9. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    Very normal.

    My first P226 9mm had a 'smiley' so deep you could feel it, but wow, what an accurate pistol.

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