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Whats it worth?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TNT.45, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. TNT.45

    TNT.45 Well-Known Member

    I just scored a rare gem at my local gun store. Its a Browning BDA Sig its in
    .45 and looks almost brand new it didnt have the box but came with 3 mags and the dealer threw in a case for me.

    I am just wondering what the value of this gun is. I will post what I paid and a few pics later.

    On the 8th day God created Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    100% NIB = $550, 98% = $450, 95% = $375, 90% = $295

    Without the box and doc's, subtract $25.00

    *Source: Twenty-Seventh Edition: Blue Book Of Gun Values
  3. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. GreenFurniture

    GreenFurniture Well-Known Member


    The Brownings came out in 1990.

    The P220 came out in 1975.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2007
  5. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. GunNut

    GunNut Well-Known Member

    I passed on a decent looking one last fall for $400, so if yours is like new i'd probably say $450-500.
  7. TNT.45

    TNT.45 Well-Known Member

    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
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2007

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