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Old 09-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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226 west German KB dated

When did the West German marking drop of the Sigs and just Germany appear? It appears to be test fired and well made with smooth double action. Triple ser# proofed.

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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my 225 is fairly new and has the marks. marks on the slide barrel and frame
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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W Germany ceased to exist in 89 with the fall of the Berlin wall. I'm no expert but I'm guessing shortly there after. German proof markings can be found to this day on Sigs produced in Germany. Hard to get a hold of new in the US but the police trades can be had with 2000 and later proof marks.
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Quite a few years...P220s from 1994 still had W Germany marking...

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Old 09-19-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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i've got a ke/'94 w german 226
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:33 AM   #6
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It appears from from other sources that even up to 1996-97 there have been West German 220,s and 226-228 close to that. Then they overstamped the W. with a Sig Trademark stamp. After that it was Germany for awhile Till EXTER stainless onepiece USA made were sold. But in Germany there still German Made . Some get in,but very few anymore . Other than trade ins. CPO's. I have a 228 1997.

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Old 09-20-2012, 02:14 AM   #7
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my 1994 P220 is Exeter marked with the W. Germany...remember...SiGARMS at the time was an importer...even into Exeter era...they built or assembled some but others were still made in Germany and sent here...

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i just looked & my 226 also has exeter on left side of slide.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:22 PM   #9
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W Germany ceased to exist in 89 with the fall of the Berlin wall. I'm no expert but I'm guessing shortly there after. German proof markings can be found to this day on Sigs produced in Germany. Hard to get a hold of new in the US but the police trades can be had with 2000 and later proof marks.
The Berlin Wall fell on 9 November of 1989, Germany did not reunify until October 1990. I'm guessing it may have taken a few runs with "Made in W. Germany" before they changed to just "Germany". I was in Berlin at the time and bought my SIG in 1988. Mine was new but I can't determine if it's manufacture date is late 87 or early 88. Mine does say Made in W. Germany on it.
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I would guess around 1995 or 1996, like with the P220. My 1996 KG P226 is just marked "Made in Germany".

The overstamped "W" P220s were around '95 or '96 and were assembled in the U.S and have no German proof marks.

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