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Old 05-15-2017, 03:38 PM   #16
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Strong work. I have been on unicorn searches several times (with good results). You need not offer an explanation for why you want what you want. You wanted it because you wanted it. Any suggestion otherwise is without merit.
That is nice of you to say, and a great way to look at it. Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:39 PM   #17
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Oh, and seller was dead on about the mags. At the time, SIG shipped them guns with only one mag.
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That's a very nice P229, jsawyer09! I would have a hard time deciding if I would shoot it or not.

Didn't SIG put a coupon in the box instead of the second magazine?
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:24 PM   #19
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Congrats on the triple.
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That's a very nice P229, jsawyer09! I would have a hard time deciding if I would shoot it or not.

Didn't SIG put a coupon in the box instead of the second magazine?
Thank you. I agree. I'm going back-and-forth on it, but I think I'm past the days of purchasing things and not shooting them. I should enjoy it, but perhaps as a range toy and nothing else. Really, I feel like it's akin to me buying a top-end Lyra, Dynavector or Ortofon MC cartridge, but not intending to set it up and listen to some vinyl with it (I'm an audio geek).

Good question about the coupon. I didn't even look. Must check it out now. Just saw the warranty card sticking out. I don't suppose Sig would honor a 23 year-old coupon if I found one, eh?
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Sweet!
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I'm glad you finished your quest. Some are harder to find than others. Makes it fun and a bit frustrating but that's the essence of a quest. Hat is off to you Sir.... well done.
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Good question about the coupon. I didn't even look. Must check it out now. Just saw the warranty card sticking out. I don't suppose Sig would honor a 23 year-old coupon if I found one, eh?
Nope. The coupon-for-2nd-mag thing is a more recent phenomenon, not around that time.
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Rare or not, they are damn hard to find. And to me, triple # SIGs are always special because you know with certainty that the major parts are original.
Damn hard to find is the definition of rare, yes? Especially in 9mm.
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What a great day it is when you take possession of your unicorn Sig. For me, it has been a P229 triple serial number in 9mm. This example was advertised as NIB, unfired; and from all indications after looking it over scrupulously, that appears to be accurate. The seller was a green forum member who was about as great to deal with as one could hope for. He shipped it overnight/next day upon payment. Thing is, he must've posted his for sale items (this being one) on multiple classifieds, because it was taken down fairly quickly. Luckily, I saw the ad and was able to claim it before it happened.

Now, I have plenty of double serial P229s in various calibers and configurations (number on frame and barrel, frame and slide, etc.), but never a triple serial in 9mm. I know there are those that feel they might not be all that special or rare for that matter, but I have had a heck of a time finding one that either doesn't cost an arm-and-a-leg on GB, hasn't been snagged-up virtually instantaneously one place or another, or hasn't been abused beyond what I'd consider to be desirable to me. So, today was a great day for me when I went to my FFL to pick it up. To shoot or not to shoot...(I pretty much know the answer already).
I clicked "like" only because there wasn't a "jealous" button...NICE find! I LOVE the older P229s, especially in 9mm, and think that you probably stumbled across one of the best SIGs ever produced. I'd shoot the heck out of it!
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I clicked "like" only because there wasn't a "jealous" button...NICE find! I LOVE the older P229s, especially in 9mm, and think that you probably stumbled across one of the best SIGs ever produced. I'd shoot the heck out of it!
Thanks jck397! I totally agree. The older P229 and P228 models are my favorite Sigs, hands-down; and especially, like you say, in 9mm.
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Very cool, congrats!! But what is meant by "triple serial number"??
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Serial number on the slide, barrel, and the frame.

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Ah, thanks. Is that not normal? All guns don't have serial numbers on the barrel frame and slide? I never even looked.
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