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Old 05-15-2017, 07:17 PM   #1
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Legion Rail Wear

Hey gang. I wanted to get the opinion of fellow legion owners. This is my 229 legion with about 500 rounds through it. I keep it well lubed with tw-25b however under the rail does show significant wear (much more than my 226). There is a shine under certain light which does concern me. I dont care about cosmetics, just about premature wear on a fairly new gun. Thoughts?
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:27 PM   #2
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Hi FLSIGFAN. Welcome to SigTalk. I'm in the wanting and needing but lacking a Legion of any sort group, so far. Sorry I'm a dry hole for information on your rails. I hope you enjoy your time here and the wear you are seeing is nothing to be alarmed about. Greetings from the flat lands of Kansas.
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Welcome to the forum.
Maybe it's me, but that photo is way out of focus.
Maybe after my morning coffee it will sharpen up a tad.
Hold center.
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Welcome to the forum.
Maybe it's me, but that photo is way out of focus.
Maybe after my morning coffee it will sharpen up a tad.
Hold center.
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Yeah, I can't even see a pistol in the pic. Sorry.
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I don't see anything that would concern me, at least not in that pic.
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Saying that picture is only way out of focus was being kind.

Some Legion owners live along the banks of an Egyptian river and claim you should listen to them and not your lying eyes.

But, the fact is the finish on a Legion is not resilient like the normal finish on all other Sigs. My legion is also well lubed and cared for but has the rail wear and I am toying with selling it as IMO the M11A-1 is the equal without the weak finish (I know, the Legion has a rail but it is not the pic rail it is a proprietary Sig rail so to me it has no rail) but of course, IMO
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Ok, had morning coffee and the photo is coming into focus !
Yes, I can see it, where is the SIG.
That is some good coffee.

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My 229 Legion has 500 rounds through her and I do not see any ware on my rails. As to the photo, the rail is in the immediate front the depth-of-field did blur the background but that is intentional.

I'm not worried about wear. I use my guns and like any tool I own they have scuff marks, scratches, etc. Keep your 229 lubed, keep shooting your 229, and enjoy the ride.
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My Legion finish isn't the greatest. It showed wear a little earlier than others but only the finish. I keep it greased up and keep rocking. I do wish it had a different finish but most of my guns have memory bruses so until I have a malfunction because of the finish I guess I don't care much.
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I see the pistol in the bottom of the frame in perfect focus. But the angle is not the best. Can't see much of the rail. Got any more angles?

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OK, I see the rail at the bottom of the blurred photo. That is not good.

Mine is not nearly even close that bad and I am not happy.

Hey the old my gun is a tool line. Sure, OK.
I drive a new Porsche and park up front at Wal-mart and don't care about the shopping carts hitting it because its just a tool.
Right, gotcha!!

I am a shooter, not a gun person per-say. I shoot from 2-3 to 6-7 times a week so i really do see them as tools but I also notice when the manufacture did not make it to the standard it should have been and the Legion is not up to Sig finish standards

Except for the poor quality finish the Legion is a great pistol
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Ok, had morning coffee and the photo is coming into focus !
Yes, I can see it, where is the SIG.
That is some good coffee.

Clearly you are experiencing the beer goggles affect which means....that wasn't coffee.

Meanwhile, the clear item - bottom of the pic is the...focus of his inquiry....

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I had some gold showing on the rails after 500 rounds also. It looks the same now after 3000. I assume it was just a little tight there and the gun wore in. I wish it looked a little better, but it has not changed since. It appears that the finish is very thin.
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The picture of the Legion where the rail is in the OP's picture does look to be worn. Look at the lower section of the photo and not the blurred center of the photo. You can see the rail is shiny in the photo.
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Heck, I thought that was the edge of the table.
Doesn't look so bad n o w that I see it, I've been fooled....again.
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