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Old 11-13-2016, 01:12 AM   #1
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Few question about 229 from 94'

I have a p229 model from 94'. Is it true that his old style trigger bar spring in it is more prone to breakage? Should i cange it with newer? Do i also need to change it and change main spring guide with new style if i want to put other grips on it?
Also, if anyone know, what kind of finish is on trigger, hammer and internal parts? Is it bluing, parkerizing, or something else?
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:09 AM   #2
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Corvus, welcome to the Forum, from the southwest corner, of the State of Indiana.
To try and answer your question, I do not think it was from breakage, as they kept the same design on other models for years. Changing the spring "may" cause interference with some grips, but is required with some newer model grips. The older style trigger bar spring is difficult to find in this country anymore, so most have to adapt to use the newer model. The need to change the mainspring assembly, will be dependent on the grips. The metal mainspring seat may cause interference with some grips. Some people state they have relieved the area of the grip to prevent contact. I guess it depends on the grips you are using will determine if this is feasible. Personally, I think the newer plastic/nylon mainspring seat creates a smoother trigger pull. If you go with the newer seat, you also have to use the appropriate spring and strut. The finish on most internal parts is bluing on most models, with exception of the some military style models such as the M11A1 and MK-25 which have Parkerizing.
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If you don't change your grips, then don't worry about changing the trigger bar spring and mainspring assembly. However, if you do replace the grips, especially to something newer like G10's, then definitely upgrade the parts. I agree the new mainspring assembly creates a smoother trigger, and it is definitely easier to replace than the older one. The new style trigger bar spring seems like it generates more force to reset the trigger.
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Thanks for welcome and your answers guys, i will probaly just order grips first then(hogue rubber ones) and see what next, maybe i can just use dremel on them and make them fit. Action already seems pretty smooth to me, im afraid that im not that good shooter to feel difference just from new mainspring assembly. In any case i can polish trigger bar and mainspring strut, but like i say, everything seems pretty smooth already, i cant feel any grittiness in action, this sig is great gun
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Corvus, I'm not sure, but the rubber grips may fit without any problems. Unless they have changed in the past 20 years, they used to fit, at least the P226 models on the P226s with the older mainspring assembly.
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I have a 1994 229-40 also. I sent it to SIG for spa treatment, action enhancement, ramp polish and Xray sights.

I've had Hogue rubber grips and G10s on it and have never had a problem.

After approx. 30,000 flawless rounds thru it, I think it's the finest pistol I've ever owned.
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Old 11-15-2016, 05:13 AM   #9
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I have a p229 model from 94'. . .
Mind if I ask what letters your SN begins with? According to Sig, my P229 is from the mid-nineties because the SN begins with AE, but Sig's records for production dates don't go back that far. Just wondering how you know yours is from '94.

I put G10s on mine and have no problem. DA is 9.75# and SA is 3.25# -- whatever is in there, springs wise, is working just fine.
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Man who sold it to me tells me that is from '94, (AD letters), maybe it is not?, i dnt know for sure
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Man who sold it to me tells me that is from '94, (AD letters), maybe it is not?, i dnt know for sure
I would agree, most likely 1994. Possibly late 1993 or early 1995, what are the first two or three numerals following the "AD"?
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S/N on mine is AD25 XXX. Got the 1994 born on date from SIG Customer Service.
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Mind if I ask what letters your SN begins with? According to Sig, my P229 is from the mid-nineties because the SN begins with AE, but Sig's records for production dates don't go back that far. Just wondering how you know yours is from '94.
I have two 229s from 1994. One is a .40 and one is a .357 Sig. The .40 I bought in early 1994 and the .357 Sig was either late 94 or early 95 if memory serves.

Serial numbers are AD24xxx for the .40 and AO33xxx for the .357 Sig.

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I don't have an answer either, but welcome from southeast Louisiana
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