Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TomJ, Feb 22, 2015.
The SP2022 or my American-made P226, that might warrant consideration given the trouble I had with my P226R's trigger bar. My case is an exception though, but still an exception.
And the German P226 should by all means be kept running. You cannot purchase craftsmanship like that anymore. I would not trade my 35 year old P6 for a brand new SP2022.
Mass production polymer guns have functional merits but they have no appeal to me.
Its like a front wheel drive vs rear wheel drive thing to me. Or trading in a 1967 Dodge Charger for a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Just my two cents.
If it matters, it was US made. Per Sig, it was made in 1986. Fortunately I've never had a problem with the trigger bar, nor anything else which is why I made the decision to keep it and replace all maintenance parts. I don't know that all parts need to be replaced, but it's a cheap investment to keep it functioning well.
(as of March 2008):
Barrel: If the pistol exhibits keyholing or unacceptable accuracy.
Decocking lever spring: 10,000
Extractor spring: 20,000
Firing pin: 20,000
Firing pin spring: 20,000
Magazine spring: When magazine fails to lock the slide open. *
Recoil spring: 5,000 †
Safety lock spring: 20,000
Slide catch lever spring: 10,000
Takedown lever: 20,000
Trigger bar spring: 10,000
Wow, I had no idea Sig made them in the US back then.
Shows what I know.
They must have had production lines in Germany and the U.S. running concurrently for different models.
Glad that you're keeping it regardless.
It's got character!
Are there German proof marks on the slide under the muzzle?
There are no proof marks either on the outside or inside of the slide.
I think I did hear a story about a contracted run of SIG pistols (don't remember which model) destined for another European country, maybe Spain, that did not require being proofed, but were never delivered. They were discovered many years later and sent to the US when SIGARMS was located in Exeter. If the story is true, it could explain the Exeter import mark if the serial number places it in 1986 like SIG claims. However, it wouldn't explain why there are no proofs marks because the guns were already assembled and would have required to be proofed.
Have any photos?
BTW I was assuming you were keeping the P226.
I am keeping it, regardless of the date it was manufactured or country of origin. The serial number starts with U351.
I'm wondering if the Sig rep gave me incorrect information. I attached a photo of the side of the slide, with one of the bottom to follow. For some reason it won't let me attach both pictures.
Attached is a picture of the bottom of the slide.
Wait - it says stainless.
That's probably US made.
I will bet that there is no serial number or "Made in (W) Germany" on the right side of the slide.
I bought it from a LGS, and it did come in a red case. If memory serves me correct there was a tag on it stating it was refurbished by Sig. I don't know if I'm the first owner after it was refurbished.
Also, IIRC (I took the armorer's course years ago), there's two different trigger bar springs depending on when the frame was made and they're not interchangeable - but don't quote me on that.
They came up with a number of different designs.
The most recent one is looped rather than C-shaped. It has a lower profile I guess to fit the E2 grip.
Which is a fantastic upgrade BTW. I can't recommend the E2 enough.
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