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Old 09-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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My P6 Trainer Project

Well I purchased one of those P6 Trainer guns from Robertson Trading Post that are on Gunbroker. I ended up paying for a better quality gun for $239. I took possession of it today and here she is. You can see the barrel has holes drilled in it and it is filled in. The firing pin and other breech block parts were removed.



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Old 09-12-2016, 12:19 PM   #2
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I completely disassembled the gun and cleaned all parts thoroughly.



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Interesting, P225 hammer on it!
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Six years ago I purchased another P6, and replaced most of the parts in it with new parts. This P6 was dated 11/81, and had the old barrel feed ramp angle. I originally planned on replacing the barrel and adding night sights, but instead sent it to SIG for a complete new slide for $400. I ended up finding an almost new P225 barrel, and even though I didn't need it, bought it anyway. So now I had a new barrel and almost all the parts for a P6. What to do with these parts and my old slide.

Well, then I had a bright idea (or not) to send my surplus parts to Customized Creationz to have them nickel plated. So I did that with the idea that I'd maybe someday convert the original P6 to two-tone--well that never happened. The parts have been laying around for over five years.

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that oughta be fun!!!
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:33 PM   #6
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So when the P6 Trainers became available, I knew I had to have one. I already had all the parts needed to make the non-functioning trainer an almost new gun.

Well here she is:







Now I just need to get it to the range and test it out
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Very nice result.

Thanks for bringing one back from the scrap pile.
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bblr, interesting look! Instead of G-10s, maybe some aluminum checkered Hogue Grips with "clear" anodizing....
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bblr, interesting look! Instead of G-10s, maybe some aluminum checkered Hogue Grips with "clear" anodizing....
Those are factory P225/P6 grips from 1981. I had to modify them to install the new style mainspring assembly. I'm considering G10's so I can install the new style trigger bar spring. I really haven't decided yet.
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This is such an inspiring pistol and the work you have done patiently waiting.
I appreciate your efforts and look forward to the range report.
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Very cool I had a P6 and wish I never let her go.....
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:00 PM   #12
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Nice!!!

Gonna send the frame to Todd now too?
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Very nice!!! I saw some of those trainers on guns america site, and thought what is the point of a demilled trainer. I guess now I know.
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Nice!!!

Gonna send the frame to Todd now too?
I haven't really decided. I've got the original slide apart and cleaned up. I'm debating sending it to him to have it nickel plated. That way I can put the original slide back on the gun. It would be cool to have it "more" original than it is right night but is it really worth $115?
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Very nice!!! I saw some of those trainers on guns america site, and thought what is the point of a demilled trainer. I guess now I know.
All of those guns are in different states of "demilled". You could definitely use one as a parts gun. I think for some, the thrill of the hunt is trying to find all the necessary parts to make it function again. For me, I got lucky because I'm a pack rat and hoarded parts long ago.
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