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Old 06-15-2013, 05:54 AM   #1
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Sig P6 from Widener's

I finally picked up the Sig P6 that I ordered from Widener's from my LGS. The date stamp on it is May 1979.



I detail stripped the entire pistol. I wiped off any of the easy to get to gunk and grime, then put everything into an ultrasonic bath. After 1/2 hour, the ultrasonic solution was brown.

I inspected every part. I replaced every spring. I installed a lighter mainspring from a 225, a short reach trigger, a short reset trigger, and a new set of factory grips. Everything is properly reassembled and properly lubed.

The price of the P6 was just right. With a bit of $$$ in parts and a little elbow grease, the P6 is outstanding. I'm a happy camper.

My case of Signess is only getting worse. LOL.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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I've purchased many new guns and love them all, but there's something about the older guns that have some history. My P6's are now some of my favorite pistols. It looks like you treated yours right!
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glad you got it, gone now but my p6's were fun to shoot.
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very nice, congrats and enjoy!
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Question JaPes: how much noticeable slide to frame play does your P6 have?
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CONGRATS!!! I bought a P6 last year from my LGS... I put Meprolight night sights on it... It's a great shooting gun!
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I really want to get one of them, but I lack the skills to do all the work you did on yours.

I like the idea of having a really nice single column pistol, with a nice Sig grip.
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Question JaPes: how much noticeable slide to frame play does your P6 have?
Not much if any. Feels about the same as my new P226.
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I really want to get one of them, but I lack the skills to do all the work you did on yours.

I like the idea of having a really nice single column pistol, with a nice Sig grip.
It really isn't hard to do. I watched a few YouTube videos, an On-Target disassemble/reassemble DVD, and an exploded parts diagram.

The most frustrating task was replacing the main spring. I had to compress the spring on the hammer strut, then reseat the roll pin that retains the spring.

My inexpensive 2.5L Chicago Electric ultrasonic cleaning machine cost me $40 at Harbor Freight. It did the bulk of the cleaning.
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I really want to get one of them, but I lack the skills to do all the work you did on yours.

I like the idea of having a really nice single column pistol, with a nice Sig grip.
It is not as hard as you think. Since you have other Sigs you can look at them when you start putting it back together.
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History almost always equals exceptional coolness. Congratulations on your acquisition.
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I really want to get one of them, but I lack the skills to do all the work you did on yours.
There are a number of good DVD's on the market. Sig offers an armorer DVD for $20 if you want somethign from Sig.

Interactive Armorer CD, Classic Series

Otherwise, as JP suggested YouTube is a great resource.
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Sig P6 from Widener's

I had a little time to break out a point and shoot camera for better pictures.









1. It shoots just as well as any new Sig I've got my hands on.

2. I wish I ordered one earlier. I'm assuming that the best condition are first out the door. Not that mine is in bad condition, but I wonder how good ones sent out the door before mine are.

3. A P226 short reset trigger does fit.

4. I want another one.

My opinion, don't hesitate to buy one. Do not be intimidated to work on it yourself. Use the proper tools, go slow. It's like a puzzle for adults. Someone put it together at the factory, you can too.

Even if you don't feel confident working on guns yourself, the P6 is food to go. Take it out of the box, field strip it, clean it, lube it, go shoot it.

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There's one for sale locally on armslist for $650. Looks like a decent pistol.



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My local gun shop has one in nice shape for 425 I've been thinking about buying ....humm.
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