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SIG Manufacture and Marketing Questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BigG, Dec 26, 2002.

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  1. BigG

    BigG Member

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    Where are current SIG Sauers made/marketed from? I have a P226 That has Made in West Germany on it and some US city (can't remember) in Virginia. How old would that one be?

    What are the current SIGs marked? Are they still called SIG/Sauer or is it SIGArms, or what? Are they still manufactured in Germany or now in USA?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

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    AFAIK, all milled stainless slides sold in the US are made in the US (slides for 229, 226 Stainless, etc.).

    The complete P-239 and P-245, frame and all, are US-made, as well.
     
  3. BigG

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    :eek: Vere is the Cherman qvality, may I ask?
     
  4. Tamara

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    The same place it is in my German roadster, which was built in South Cackalacky by Bubba Makes Wheels. ;)

    Seriously, I think the new US-built ones are every bit as well made as my old P-228 which is covered in Kraut proofmarks.
     
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    THe quality control, the engineering and the desing and layout of the manafcturing are all of german origin.

    I like my newer milled slide P226 as much as I do my older beat to hell and back, scares all the other guns with it's mangy, fleabitten, rabid, half dead appearance police trade in P226.

    Of course the P225 and the HK P7M13 refuse to talk to the...other chidren.:rolleyes: Euro snobbs I guess.
     
  6. Col. Mustard

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    SIGARMS

    SiG-Sauer firearms are mostly imported/marketed by SIGARMS of Exeter, NH. They manufacture a few guns (P229s?) in the USA. My relatively new P232 is manufactured in Germany, but also has the SIGARMS/Exeter, NH markings.

    I suspect you could get the official answers to these questions, and most others, from www.sigarms.com. For example:

     
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    Current SIGs classic series are for the most part, assembled here in the USA. However, some frames are made here (P228/229), while most are still made by Sauer in Germany. Stainless frames are made in Germany still. Stainless slides are made here. Stamped slides are still made in Germany. I believe the sigpro frames are still made in Switzerland.

    The Virginia import marks were Tyson's Corner, and Herndon, prior to the move to New Hampshire.

    Quality-wise, the US made SIGs are as good as the German SIGs. The most blatant example of mismatched pistols are the P228s. most of the current NIB 228s are US made frames with german stamped slides, but no proofmarks on the slide.

    Confused? Me too!
     
  8. BigG

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    Wow, they sure moved around a lot in a few short years. Makes sense, yuppie gun, frequent moves.

    :D
     
  9. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Both, my SIG P220 and P228 were West German
    manufactuered and assembled; and both have
    the German proofhouse marking's on them. The
    P228 is of 1990 vintage; while the born on date
    of the P220 is 1995.

    My P220 has been approved for use with +P type
    load's, as it has the "green colored" recoil spring
    assembly. However, I have (and never will) shoot
    +P ammo in this firearm.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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    Tam,

    On the P-245, some (maybe early production?) frames were made in Germany. Mine was (you made me look). Does not have the German proof marks, so I believe the slide is US. That jibes with everything I've found at Sig and at the Sig forum.
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Pssst!

    Those milled slides begin their life as castings by a major American foundry. After their checked for straightness, they're shipped to Sig for milling. I'll let you guys guess who does the casting.
     
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