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Old 05-15-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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Finally, My Unicorn Sig: P229 9mm Triple Serial Numbers

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).
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:53 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Older triple serial number 9mm P229s are not rare, but they are the caliber with the fewest made from what I have read. I certainly wouldn't mind having one.
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sweet, a great find, congratulations.
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Dude!

Great find! A triple serial with the solid stainless slide that can digest +P!

Congrats, pal! I'm glad you found one!
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Congratulations,
NIB P229 Triple serial #, Legacy slide, no rails.
To shoot or not to shoot that is the question. That should have been a Shakespeare Title.
Keep it virgin as a safe queen or show it off at the range.
What ever you do, ENJOY IT.
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Congrats, J.
I saw you snatched that one, before the thread was nuked.
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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.
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Very cool gun.
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Congratulations, on capturing your unicorn! Enjoy!!!
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Bravo sir!
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I know there are those that feel they might not be all that special or rare for that matter,
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.
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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.
Thanks sir. I agree wholeheartedly, too. Also, when I saw the ad, I thought, 'Where's Q?' (no joke)
This is the nerd in me, but I think it's kinda cool that the serial is 16500.
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Thanks sir. I agree wholeheartedly, too. Also, when I saw the ad, I thought, 'Where's Q?' (no joke)
This is the nerd in me, but I think it's kinda cool that the serial is 16500.
I thought about it, but since I already have a consecutive pair (NIB, also)...
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Great find! A triple serial with the solid stainless slide that can digest +P!

Congrats, pal! I'm glad you found one!
Thanks GBIA. You're right about the +P...I honestly didn't think of that. I've typically only ever shot FMJ or certain types of HD rounds from my P229s.
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I thought about it, but since I already have a consecutive pair (NIB, also)...
I remember that. THAT was a score!
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