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Old 04-20-2017, 12:21 PM   #1
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West German P220

I just purchased a WG P220 that by date code KC (1992). I'm still learning about the earlier guns, this one has all 3 matching serial numbers and what appears to be all the proper proof marks. The thing Im trying to figure out is what should the finish on one of these guns be i.e. Nitron, blued, etc. and how are you supposed to tell.

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Your aluminum alloy frame is anodized, and your carbon-steel slide is blued. Congrats.

Nitron is used by SIG on stainless steel.
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Looks like a nice original gun, without the original plastic checkered grips.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:42 PM   #5
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It actually came with the original plastic grips instead of the rosewood ones in the picture along with the box manual and target.

The finish looked almost like Nitron and with blued guns I'm used to seeing a smoother shiner finish than this has.

Thanks for the info, trying to soak up as much as I can about these guns.
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a nice addition
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Very nice. You will enjoy that.
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German SIGs are very nice!
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That's a VERY nice and clean P220!
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Nice. Congrats.
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Nice Looking West German piece there.
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Congratulations, on the newest acquisition. Yes, the blue on the W. German P220s is almost what we would call a "brushed" finish, not "gloss", nor "matte", but in between!

Those grips are eye catching, and set it apart from the others, as much as the G-10s do, but just a little "Classier".

Enjoy it!!!
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Good job
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Nice gun. I sent my 1990 P226 to Sig Custom shop for refinishing. Looks great and the cost was very reasonable.
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OK quick question, will set of grips off of a new P220 elite fit on this gun?
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