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How to tell Manufacture Date on P229?

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:25 AM   #21
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Hello wrdwrght,

I purchased this Brand New P229 / 40 at a local gun store that I have dealt with many times. Has a Jan 2012 manufacture date.

I will say I looked long and hard to find this one with this configuration. It wasn't easy. I was about to give up and then I came across this one. I just didn't want to chance having a possible problem that others were writing so much about here. And probably more important to me was I really dislike the look of the new longer external extractor as well. - Just plain ugly in my book.

I did contact sig since and their explanation to me was that this particular gun was probably by "chance". That is to say, during assembly they had an older style slide, or two? still on the shelf and just happened to grab and use it. And by chance it got sent out with others already using the newer slide with long extractor.

Thats all I know. Just glad I found it

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:34 AM   #22
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Good to have SIG tell you your configuration is correct. After that, it's between you and your particular gun, no matter the complaints that others have imprecisely voiced about theirs. Glad you're happy with yours. I am with each of mine.
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Fuzzybottoms- Reading your posts here I sense you had some apprehension investing in your P229. Now that you have it in hand, I hope you're feeling more at ease and I look forward to your first range report. I predict nothing but praise and admiration for your new sig. Shoot safe and enjoy! Don't keep us waiting too long though.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #24
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serial number manufacture date

I have a Sig 229c-357-T, beautiful 229 in two tone 357 caliber, and im trying to get the manufacture date. The serial number starts in AL, anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:02 AM   #25
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I have a Sig P229 like yours except its 9mm and if its an E2 model it was made in 2006-2007. They are limited editions (makes them special).
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Hello wrdwrght,

I purchased this Brand New P229 / 40 at a local gun store that I have dealt with many times. Has a Jan 2012 manufacture date.

I will say I looked long and hard to find this one with this configuration. It wasn't easy. I was about to give up and then I came across this one. I just didn't want to chance having a possible problem that others were writing so much about here. And probably more important to me was I really dislike the look of the new longer external extractor as well. - Just plain ugly in my book.

I did contact sig since and their explanation to me was that this particular gun was probably by "chance". That is to say, during assembly they had an older style slide, or two? still on the shelf and just happened to grab and use it. And by chance it got sent out with others already using the newer slide with long extractor.

Thats all I know. Just glad I found it
with the long extractor.....
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@thinblueline: I also have a 229 with the serial starting with AL. But it's not an E2. Do you have any info about that set up? And does the AL still make it "special"?
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:56 PM   #28
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nothing special
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:15 AM   #29
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Pull the grips off and look at the date code inside.
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the date code on the grips doesn't mean when the sig was manufactured.

it may be close & could be off by 2-3 years.
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Hey guy , been reading all on this post. Picked up a 229r blue box short extractor serial starts out AM123 bought it for $600.00 in very good shape any info or thoughs?
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a good buy
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